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The Mary Immaculate College Research Ethics Committee (MIREC) has responsibility for all aspects of research ethics insofar as they relate to research projects carried out by MIC staff and MIC research postgraduates where the projects involve human participants.

Applicants - Please Note:

The deadline for MIREC applications is 5pm on the first Friday of the month. The next deadline is Friday December 7th 2018. 

Both a signed hard copy and an electronic copy of your application must be submitted by the deadline.

MIREC applications will be checked for completeness and accuracy prior to submission to the MIREC review process. If there are errors or omissions, the application will be returned to the applicant for correction and this may result in the application being delayed until the following month.

Please note that MIREC applications will take significantly longer to process outside of term time and that you should allow for this when planning research projects.

  1. What is the scope of MIREC?
  2. What is the difference between Research / Data Collection Techniques (MIREC-3 Section 6b(i)) and Research Methodology (MIREC-3 Section 6b(ii))?
  3. Can I put the consent form at the bottom of the information sheet?
  4. What do the start and finish dates on MIREC-3 refer to?
  5. Do Psychological benefits count as incentives/inducements?
  6. What is meant by foresight on page 1 of MIREC-3?
  7. Do I need to provide references to literature / research?

Common Errors in MIREC Applications to Date include:

  1. Information note and consent form on the same sheet
  2. Overly formal and complex language used in information note and consent forms - need to keep "audience" in mind
  3. Information on the benefits of the study not included on the information note
  4. Insufficent detail on how participants are to be recruited


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