Appointment of Lay and Expert members to the Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committees (HSC RECs) at the Office for Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI) at BSO

The Business Services Organisation (BSO) is seeking to appoint  lay and expert members to Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committees (HSC RECs) at the Office for Research Ethics committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI).

Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committee

The role of HSC RECs is to perform ethical review of research studies including commercial and non-commercial Clinical Trials as well other research. The key duty of HSC RECs is to protect the interests of patients taking part in research (Research Subjects).

  • Remuneration: These are voluntary roles subject to reimbursement of eligible expenses. Training will be given which counts towards professional CPD credits.
  • Period of appointment and commencement date: the appointments will be for a 5 year period commencing on 01 February 2017.
  • Time commitment: The commitment is approximately 8 hours monthly for preparation and meeting attendance. Each committee meets monthly. Members should attend a minimum of 7 meetings annually. Members are also expected to participate by teleconference in sub-committees.
  • Regulated by CPA NI: Although these appointments do not come within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, they are being made using a process which takes into account the Commissioner’s Code of Practice.

Closing date: the closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 18 November 2016.

You can find out more information including how to apply at the link below: