Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (MS IDREC)

The Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (MS IDREC) is one of CUREC’s three subcommittees. It is responsible for reviewing the ethics of applications for University research involving healthy human participants and/or personal data that is either submitted by a researcher within the Medical Sciences Division, or involves a medical intervention (where the research does not require review by the National Health Service ethics review service or by the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee).

 

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Termly meetings 2018

  • Hilary term – 18 January 2018
  • Trinity term – 8 May 2018
  • Michaelmas term – 16 October 2018

The committee is constituted in accordance with the University regulations on CUREC subcommittees (Part 13 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002). These regulations, in conjunction with the standing orders of the Medical Sciences IDREC, detail the remit of the committee, its responsibilities, obligations for quorum, and requirements (for the committee and researchers) for record keeping and audit.

The committee includes members from a range of academic and non-academic disciplines. Some members are internal to the University and have academic positions. Of the academic members, some are 'research active' but others are not currently involved in research with human participants or personal data. The committee also has external members who bring valuable expertise and perspectives from non-academic and non-educational sectors. In this way it is hoped the members together reflect the interests of researchers, participants and third parties. Appointed members serve for four years and are re-eligible. For full details of committee membership requirements, see Part 13.8 of the Council Regulations.

Please note: any queries about the committee should be sent directly to ethics@medsci.ox.ac.uk and not to individual members.

  Name Department Conditions of appointment Until start of
[1] Professor Guy Goodwin (Chair) Psychiatry Two persons appointed as chair and vice-chair of the subcommittee by the Research Committee of Council, ideally one of whom shall not currently be involved in research involving human participants or personal data. The person appointed as vice-chair may be external. MT 2018
[2] Dr Michael Browning (Vice-Chair) Psychiatry As above MT 2020
[3] Dr Martin Turner Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences  The subcommittee may co-opt up to four additional members, who may be internal or external, and who shall hold office for such period as the subcommittee may determine. MT 2018
[4] Professor Elizabeth Murphy  External One person, who may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in any particular research area MT 2018
[5] Professor Robin Dunbar Experimental Psychology No fewer than three, and no more than eight, persons, one of whom may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee, who have methodological and ethical expertise relevant to the proposals which each subcommittee will be expected to scrutinise  MT 2018 
[6] Professor Jane Green Population Health As above MT 2019
[7] Cloé Vassart Kennedy Institute, NDORMS As above MT 2019
[8] Dr Marie Wilson External One person, who may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in research involving human participants or personal data TT 2020
[9] Dr Andrew Segerdahl Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences No fewer than three, and no more than eight, persons, one of whom may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee, who have methodological and ethical expertise relevant to the proposals which each subcommittee will be expected to scrutinise  TT 2020
[10] Professor Charles Spence Experimental Psychology As above MT 2021
[11] Dr Jennifer Wild Experimental Psychology  As above MT 2021
[12] Professor Annina Schmid Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences As above MT 2021

Secretary: Dr Helen Barnby-Porritt

 

The MS IDREC delegates review of straightforward applications using the CUREC 1 checklist to the IDREC Secretariat where appropriate. The full committee reviews all other applications. See the MS IDREC application process page for further information about the application process.
 

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