Welsh Government
We’re recruiting Research Ethic Committee Members!

We’re recruiting Research Ethic Committee Members!

29 July 2020

We’re looking for expert members to become a part of Research Ethics Committees (REC) in Wales. If you are passionate about health and social care research, have the ability to analyse complex issues, take an objective stance and voice your opinion then volunteering to become a REC member could be the perfect opportunity for you. As a part of the committee you will review health research applications to ensure the safety and wellbeing of research participants and the public.

We welcome applications from expert members, these are individuals registered with the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Professional Council.

As a REC member you will gain:

  • training and access to Health Research Authority (HRA) member training events (earn CPD points for clinicians)
  • increased knowledge in research methodology and statistics
  • a better understanding of research ethics and relevant legislation
  • committee skills
  • improved understanding of the breadth of research coming into Wales

This is a voluntary role but travel and training expenses are paid and you will need to commit to attend at least six full REC meetings per year.

Further information on committee membership is available on the Health Research Authority become a REC member page.

If you would like to chat with one of the team please email hcrw.recsupport@wales.nhs.uk.

To apply please complete the application form and email it to hcrw.recsupport@wales.nhs.uk.