National Research Ethics Service (NRES) exists to facilitate ethical
research that is of potential benefit to participants, science and
It is hoped that such research can build on current
healthcare knowledge and ultimately to deliver better care and
treatment for all.
provides robust, ethical review of proposed research via Research
Ethics Committees (RECs). These independent committees put the rights,
safety, dignity and well-being of research participants at the centre
of their decision making.
You can read more about the roles of NRES and RECs in the About us section.
Public involvement in RECs
Lay REC members and the contribution that they make to the ethical review process.
Public involvement in research
How the public can actively get involved in the research process, other than being participants or subjects of the research.