Submitting an Application to a Research Ethics Committee (REC)

  • Daniel K. Sokol
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC, volume 1)


Applying for research ethics approval is an exercise that many clinicians will have to conduct at least once in their career. In the UK, obtaining REC approval for clinical research is a legal obligation, and many journals will require you to confirm the approval prior to publication.


Application Form Plantar Fascia Research Ethic Committee Moral Perception Patient Information Sheet 
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  1. National Research Ethics Service (2011) Accessed 2 Aug 2011
  2. Hunter D (2011) A hands-on guide on obtaining research ethics approval. Postgrad Med J. Online first doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2010.109348

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Primary Care and Public HealthImperial College LondonLondonUK

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