School of Dentistry Ethical Review Process

IRAS Applications

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Any research involving NHS staff, patients or NHS premises or facilities will require full ethical review by an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC). An IRAS application should be completed and submitted to the Faculty Research Office for sponsorship review and sign-off prior to submitting to an NHS REC.

Quality of applications

The Faculty Research Office will return applications that require significant revision to both the applicant, supervisor, if appropriate and the Dental Research Ethics Committee (DREC) Chair to ensure appropriate academic support and oversight is provided.

Guidance for applicants

Further information can be found by contacting IRAS directly on 0207 043 0734 or at

If you are unsure of what type of approval you require, please read the School of Dentistry Research Ethics Flowchart or contact Julie McDermott for further information.

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  1. DREC Applications
  2. Skeletal Tissue Bank Applications
  3. DSEC Applications
  4. IRAS Applications