East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES)

Welcome to EoSRES!  We aim to provide information and support for researchers, students, healthcare professionals and the general public regarding research ethics

About Us

The service provides the administration support for two Research Ethics Committees (RECs), two Sub-committees and two Proportionate Review Committees.  The service is heavily involved in providing pre and post application advice, as well as assisting/supporting researchers throughout the duration of their research career.  EoSRES spans 3 Health Boards, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley and NHS Tayside, working closely with their partner academic institutions: the University of Abertay, Dundee, Stirling and St Andrews.

Advice and support

In addition to research studies requiring full ethical review by an NHS REC, EoSRES provides advice on projects e.g. clinical audit, service development, service evaluation, surveillance and usual practice.  Our advice is given in a formal letter that aims to satisfy journal editors should researchers wish to publish their results at any time in the future.

Our team

We are a friendly team of four:-

Dr Bannin De Witt Jansen, Scientific Officer & Regional Manager
Mrs Lorraine Reilly, REC Manager
Mrs Diane Leonard, Assistant Co-ordinator
Mrs Arlene Grubb, PA to the Scientific Officer/Assistant Co-ordinator

Please contact us with any queries - we'd be delighted to help!

Email: eosres.tayside@nhs.net (application related enquires)
           ethicshelpline.tayside@nhs.net (general enquiries)

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