Lay member vacancies on National Research Ethics Service Committees

There are currently vacancies for lay members on National Research Ethics Service Committees (NREC) in the region, targeted specifically at those who are not registered health professionals.

A Research Ethics Committee’s (REC) task is to consider the ethics of proposed research projects which will mainly take place within the NHS. It is the duty of a REC to protect the interests of research participants. The committee reviews applications and gives an opinion as to whether the research is ethical.

They are looking for people who are interested in thinking about the issues from the perspective of a potential research participant and would like to develop knowledge of research ethics. NRES Committee members receive training in ethical review and have opportunities to debate challenging issues.

Positions are voluntary, but expenses are paid for attendance at REC meetings and training events, including travel and childcare costs if applicable. Committees meet on average for half a day per month and you will need to be able to attend at least two thirds of meetings.

There are currently vacancies with the following Committees:

  • Leeds Bradford
  • Leeds East
  • Leeds West
  • South Yorkshire

We have a positive approach to diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more, please call 0191 428 3318 or email Leigh Pollard for an application pack. More information on RECs can be found online.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 June.

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