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This REC Directory page provides a list of meeting dates for Research Ethics Committees (RECs) within the UK Health Departments’ Research Ethics Service.

Please note some of our RECs have merged, closed or changed names. 

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Meeting Dates

Committee East Midlands – Derby East Midlands – Leicester Central East Midlands – Leicester South East Midlands – Nottingham 1 East Midlands – Nottingham 2 East of England – Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire East of England – Essex East of England – Cambridge Central East of England – Cambridge East East of England – Cambridge South East of Scotland Research Ethics Service REC 1 East of Scotland Research Ethics Service REC 2 Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committee A (HSC REC A) Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committee B (HSC REC B) London – Bloomsbury London – Camden and Kings Cross London – Central London – Brent London – Brighton and Sussex London – Bromley London – Camberwell St Giles London – Chelsea London – City and East London – Dulwich London – Fulham London – Hampstead London – Harrow London – London Bridge London – Queen Square London – Riverside London – South East London – Stanmore London – Surrey London – Surrey Borders London – West London & GTAC London – Westminster Social Care Research Ethics Committee North East – Newcastle and North Tyneside 1 North East – Newcastle and North Tyneside 2 North East – Tyne & Wear South North East – York North of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 1 North of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 2 North West – Greater Manchester (GM) Central North West – Greater Manchester (GM) East North West – Greater Manchester (GM) South North West – Greater Manchester (GM) West North West – Haydock North West – Liverpool Central North West – Liverpool East North West – Preston Scotland A Research Ethics Committee (NOTE: This REC can only review studies requiring ethical approval under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000) South Central – Berkshire B South Central – Hampshire A South Central – Hampshire B South Central – Berkshire South Central – Oxford A South Central – Oxford B South Central – Oxford C South East Scotland Research Ethics Committee 1 South East Scotland Research Ethics Committee 2 South West – Central Bristol South West – Cornwall and Plymouth South West – Exeter - REC CLOSED (Contact Cornwall and Plymouth REC for studies previously linked to Exeter REC) South West – Frenchay Wales REC 1 Wales REC 2 Wales REC 3 Wales REC 4 Wales REC 5 Wales REC 6 Wales REC 7 West Midlands – Edgbaston West Midlands – Coventry and Warwickshire West Midlands – Solihull West Midlands – South Birmingham West Midlands – The Black Country West of Scotland REC 1 West of Scotland REC 3 West of Scotland REC 4 West of Scotland REC 5 Yorkshire and the Humber – Bradford Leeds Yorkshire and the Humber – Leeds East Yorkshire and the Humber – Leeds West Yorkshire and the Humber – Sheffield Yorkshire and the Humber – South Yorkshire
Dec 19 5th 6th No meeting No meeting No meeting 11th 5th 13th 10th No meeting 13th 3rd No meeting 5th 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting 5th No meeting 13th 9th 5th No meeting 16th 11th 12th No meeting No meeting 2nd 11th 5th 3rd No meeting 12th No meeting 6th 10th 11th No meeting 6th No meeting 12th 9th 17th No meeting 6th 10th 4th 12th No meeting No meeting 10th 10th No meeting 17th 6th 10th No meeting 4th No meeting No meeting 10th No meeting 13th 3rd 11th 12th 4th 19th 11th 11th 18th No meeting No meeting 17th No meeting 3rd 12th 6th 11th 17th 3rd 13th 2nd No meeting
Jan 20 9th No meeting 23rd 14th 27th No meeting 9th 10th 21st 23rd 17th 7th 21st 16th No meeting 20th 29th 27th No meeting No meeting 17th 13th 9th No meeting 20th 8th 14th 22nd 16th No meeting 8th No meeting No meeting 15th 16th 28th No meeting 14th 15th 27th 3rd 30th 9th 13th No meeting 9th 3rd No meeting No meeting 16th 24th 9th 14th 14th 22nd No meeting No meeting 14th 31st 8th No meeting 31st 21st No meeting No meeting No meeting 15th 9th No meeting 16th 15th 21st 15th 22nd 8th 21st 27th No meeting 23rd No meeting 16th 21st No meeting 10th 6th 30th
Feb 20 6th 7th 27th 11th 24th 12th 6th 14th 18th 27th 21st 4th 25th 13th 5th 24th 26th 24th 6th 20th No meeting 10th No meeting No meeting 17th 12th 11th 26th 20th No meeting 12th No meeting 4th 19th 20th 25th 7th 11th 12th 24th 7th 27th 13th 10th 18th 13th No meeting 11th 5th 20th 28th 13th 11th No meeting No meeting 18th 7th No meeting 28th 5th 19th 28th No meeting No meeting 14th 4th 12th 13th 5th 20th 12th 26th 19th 26th 12th No meeting 24th 4th 27th No meeting No meeting 18th 3rd 14th No meeting 27th
Mar 20 5th 6th 26th 10th 23rd 11th No meeting 13th 17th 26th 20th 3rd 24th 12th 4th 23rd 25th 23rd 5th 19th 20th No meeting 5th No meeting 16th No meeting 10th 25th 19th 2nd 11th No meeting 3rd 18th 19th 31st 6th No meeting 11th 23rd No meeting 26th 12th 9th 17th 12th 6th 10th 4th 19th 27th 26th No meeting 10th No meeting No meeting 6th 10th 27th 4th 18th 27th 17th No meeting 13th 3rd, 31st 11th 12th 4th 19th 18th 12th 18th No meeting 11th 17th 30th 3rd, 7th 26th No meeting 20th 17th 2nd 13th 2nd 26th
Apr 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 17th 7th 28th No meeting 6th No meeting 29th 27th 2nd No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 8th No meeting 8th 14th 22nd 17th 6th No meeting 2nd No meeting 15th No meeting 28th 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 30th 9th 13th 21st 9th 3rd 14th 1st No meeting 24th 23rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 1st 22nd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 9th 1st 16th 15th 21st No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 23rd No meeting 17th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
May 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 15th 5th 26th 7th 1st No meeting No meeting 18th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 7th No meeting 18th 6th 12th 27th 21st No meeting 13th 7th No meeting 20th No meeting No meeting 1st No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 28th 14th 11th 19th 14th 1st 12th 6th 21st 22nd 28th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 6th 20th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 5th 13th 14th 6th 21st 20th 27th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 5th 28th No meeting 15th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Jun 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 19th 2nd 30th 4th 3rd No meeting 24th 15th 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 10th 15th 10th 9th 24th 18th 1st 10th 4th No meeting 17th No meeting 23rd 5th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 25th 11th 8th 16th 11th No meeting 9th 3rd 18th 26th 25th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd 17th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 10th 11th 3rd 18th 17th 25th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 25th No meeting 19th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Jul 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 17th 7th No meeting 2nd No meeting No meeting 29th 27th 2nd No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 8th 20th 8th No meeting No meeting No meeting 6th 8th 2nd No meeting 15th No meeting 28th 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 30th 9th No meeting 21st 9th 3rd 14th 1st No meeting 24th 30th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 8th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 15th 9th 1st 16th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 7th 23rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Aug 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 21st 4th 25th 6th 5th No meeting 26th No meeting 6th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 11th 26th 20th 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 25th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 27th 13th 10th No meeting 13th 7th No meeting No meeting 20th No meeting 27th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 5th 19th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 12th No meeting No meeting 20th 19th 25th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 27th No meeting 21st No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Sep 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 18th 1st 22nd No meeting 2nd No meeting 30th 28th 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd 9th 21st 9th 8th 23rd 17th 7th 9th 3rd No meeting 16th No meeting 29th 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 24th 10th 14th 15th No meeting 4th 8th 2nd 17th 25th 24th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 23rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 8th 16th 10th 2nd 17th 16th 23rd, 29th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 1st 24th No meeting 18th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Oct 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 16th 6th 20th 8th 2nd No meeting 28th 26th 1st No meeting No meeting No meeting 1st 14th 19th 14th 13th 28th 15th 5th 14th 1st No meeting 21st No meeting 27th 2nd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 29th 8th 12th 20th 8th 2nd 13th 7th 15th 23rd 29th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 7th 21st No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 13th No meeting 8th 7th 15th 21st No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 6th 22nd No meeting 23rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Nov 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 20th 3rd 24th 5th 4th No meeting 25th 23rd 5th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 11th 16th 11th 10th 25th 19th 2nd 11th No meeting No meeting 18th No meeting 24th 6th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 26th 12th No meeting 17th 12th 6th 10th 4th 19th 27th 26th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 18th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd 11th No meeting 4th 19th 18th 24th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd No meeting No meeting 20th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Dec 20 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 11th 1st No meeting 3rd 2nd No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd 9th 21st 9th No meeting No meeting No meeting 7th 9th 3rd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 10th 14th 15th No meeting 4th 8th 2nd 17th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 2nd 9th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 1st 9th 10th 2nd 17th 16th 15th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 1st 10th No meeting 11th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Jan 21 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 27th 25th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 7th 13th 18th 13th 12th 27th 21st 4th 13th 7th No meeting 20th No meeting 26th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 11th No meeting 14th 8th No meeting No meeting 21st 22nd No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Feb 21 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd No meeting 24th 22nd 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 10th 15th 10th 9th 24th 18th No meeting 10th 4th No meeting 17th No meeting 23rd 5th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 8th 16th 11th No meeting 9th 3rd 18th 26th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting
Mar 21 No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 3rd No meeting 31st 22nd 4th No meeting No meeting No meeting 4th 10th 15th No meeting 9th 24th 18th 1st 10th 4th No meeting 17th No meeting 30th 5th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting 8th 16th 11th 5th 9th 3rd 18th 26th No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting