Eight volunteer external members serve on the University of Oxford’s human research ethics committees. Two members serve on each of the Interdivisional Research Ethics Committees (IDREC) for Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities and two on the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee (OXTREC). These committees review the ethics of proposals for research involving human participants or personal data. Two serve on the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, the committee with responsibility for implementing the University policy on the ethical conduct of research involving human participants and personal data. Each committee meets at least three times a year in Oxford (the Medical Sciences IDREC and OxTREC meet six times a year) and reviews matters by correspondence between meetings.
If you are interested in receiving information about future vacancies, please email the Secretary of the Central University Research Ethics Committee (email@example.com).
Please note that there is only a modest budget for the expenses of external members attending meetings and therefore we are unable to cover the cost of travel from overseas.