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HSC Trust Research Offices

HSC R&D Division provides the funding for the Research Offices in each of the five Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland. The research offices can provide support and advice to staff undertaking research and they are responsible for research governance within the Trusts.

 

Each Trust Research Office has a Director of Research, a Research Manager and research support staff. (see a list of Trust Research Directors and Managers below).

 

HSC Trust Governance Permission

Researchers wishing to conduct research in the HSC in Northern Ireland must obtain R&D approval for each HSC research site.

Clcik here to download a guide (instructions and contact details) on how to do this.

 

HSC R&D Application Gateway

The HSC R&D Application Gateway has been established to coordinate research governance process, working closely with the HSC Trust R&D Offices in Northern Ireland and the other national research co-ordinating centres in the UK. The Gateway is not responsible for granting approval, this is the responsibility of HSC Trusts, but the Gateway coordinates the submission of a multi-centre application. Applicants must make contact directly with the Gateway to submit multi-centre study applications.

 
HSC R&D Application Gateway, 
Tel:  (028) 7161 1126, 

 

Time to Approval - HSC Trusts Combined Metrics

The documents below contain combined metrics for the 5 HSC Trusts in NI relating to the time for research governance approvals. These reports are issued by the Trust Research Office Managers.

Jan-Mar 2016     Apr-June 2016     Jul-Sep 2016      Oct-Dec 2016

Jan-Mar 2017     Apr-June 2017     Jul-Sep 2017      Oct-Dec 2017

Jan-Mar 2018

 

Contact Details

HSC Trust Name

Trust R&D Director

Trust R&D Research Manager

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Currently Vacant
(email Ian Young, Deputy Medical Director)
Ms Alison Murphy
Research Governance
King Edward Building
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Royal Victoria Hospital Site
Grosvenor Road
BELFAST
BT12 6BA
Tel: 028 9063 6349
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Dr Des Rooney
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Antrim Area Hospital
Level A
44 Bush Road
ANTRIM
BT41 2RL
Tel:  028 9442 4176
 
Frances Johnston
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Research Office
Bush House
Bush Road
ANTRIM
BT41 2QB
Tel: 028 9442 4653
 
South Eastern Heath & Social Care Trust
Dr David Hill
Associate Medical Director
South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
c/o Pain Clinic
Ground Floor, Main Corridor
Ulster Hospital, DUNDONALD
BT16 1RH
Tel:  028 9056 1340
 
Mr Paul Carlin
South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Research Office
Room 19, Home 3
Ulster Hospital, DUNDONALD
BT16 1RH
Tel: 028 9055 3101
 
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Dr Peter Sharpe
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Craigavon Area Hospital
68 Lurgan Road
PORTADOWN
BT63 5QQ
Tel: 028 3833 4444
 
Ms Irene Knox
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Ramone Building
Craigavon Area Hospital
68 Lurgan Road
PORTADOWN
BT63 5QQ
Tel: 028 3861 4274
 
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Dr Aaron Peace
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Clinical Translational Research & Innovation Centre (C-TRIC)
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Glenshane Road
LONDONDERRY
BT47 6SB
Tel: 028 7161 1362
Ms Mary McGonigle
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Clinical Translational Research & Innovation Centre (C-TRIC)
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Glenshane Road
LONDONDERRY
BT47 6SB
Tel: 028 7161 1362