NHS Research Ethics Committees protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.
The committees review applications from research teams across the UK, and the Scientific Officer provides support and guidance on request to all applicants for ethical review and additional support for researchers within Grampian, Highland, Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles Health Boards.
The members of the committee are non-paid volunteers and include lay people who are not involved with clinical care or medical research and expert members with clinical or medical research expertise.
The North of Scotland Research Ethics Service is governed by the UK wide Health Research Authority and the Chief Scientist Office in Scotland. We are supported by the Grampian, Highland, Orkney Shetland and Western Isles Health Boards.