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East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES)

The East of Scotland Research Ethics Service is aimed at facilitating research and researchers. In 2008, the Research Ethics Service for Scotland was divided into four regions, North, South, East and West.NHS Fife, Forth Valley and Tayside form the East of Scotland and is known as the East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES).

As well as providing the administration support for two Research Ethics Committees (RECs), two Sub-committees and two Proportionate Review Committees, the service is heavily involved in providing advice and supporting researchers, novice and experienced in their research career. EoSRES works closely, not only with the NHS but also with the Health Board's partner Universities of Abertay, Dundee, Stirling and St Andrews. 

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

East of Scotland Research Ethics Services:
    • Research Clinics
    • Telephone advice
    • One to one advice
    • Workshops
    • Training
    • Study days National/Local
    • Generic email helpline

Key Contacts:
Mrs Caroline Ackland, Scientific Officer
Mrs Lorraine Reilly, Senior Co-ordinator
Mrs Diane Leonard, Assistant Co-ordinator, 01382 383871
Mrs Arlene Grubb, Assistant Co-ordinator/PA, 01382 383848
Generic Email:

East of Scotland Research Ethics Service
Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC)
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Residency Block C, Level 3
George Pirie Way
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

Key Research links

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Health Research Authority (HRA)
Guidance on completing an application form, writing a Protocol, Participant Information Sheet, Consent Form and short CV are available for researchers.  Link to Training Events for Committee members.

Important updates regarding Booking applications and IRAS e-submission

Committee Dates– cut off date to register and receive documentation is 2 weeks before committee date Please check the NRES/HRA website for dates and venue details


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