Who to contact


If you have any queries, please contact:
MEEC Coordinator
meec@imperial.ac.uk


Application deadlines
Applications must be submitted by 17:00 on the submission deadline date to allow the Chair of MEEC to review the project and decide if it needs to be reviewed by the full committee.

Investigators can find information to help obtain ethical approval for certain types of proposed medical education-related research. We also explain the routes to obtaining approval.

The Medical Education Ethics Committee (MEEC) is able to review the following types of project:

  • Educational Projects that fall outside the remit of ICREC or NRES REC
  • Approval for any education study in which recruitment is targeted at Imperial College undergraduate medical students
  • Approval of laboratory-based practicals/demonstrations which involve human subjects

Applications to conduct research projects outside of this remit may need to undergo approval via another ethics committee, such as ICREC or NHS REC. If you are unsure whether your study is appropriate for this committee please review the information in the ‌ guidance.

Note: projects that involve NHS staff only do not need to undergo ethical review. If your education study is an NHS staff study you will need to get R&D approval at each of the sites where it will be taking place. You will need to contact the sites for their local procedures. If it is an Imperial site, we will need a copy of you R&D form which you can complete at www.myresearchproject.org.uk.

Committee
NamePosition
 Dr Mike Schachter  Chair and School Senior Tutor
 Dr Graeme Birdsey  Lecturer in Vascular Sciences
 Dr Marta Boffito  Clinical Trials Lead/Consultant Physician
 Dr Kirsten Dalrymple  Clinical Trials Lead/Consultant Physician
 Mr Dan Faehndrich  Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union President (lay member)
 Ms Ruth Harrison  Education and Research Support, Central Library (lay member)
 Ms Ania Henley  Patient & Public Involvement Advisor, EIT Health (lay member)
 Professor Jeremy Levy  Consultant Nephrologist, Director of Clinical Academic Training
 Dr Amir Sam  Head of Curriculum and Assessment Development, School of Medicine 
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Meeting schedule
Submission deadlineMeeting date
2 September 2019 16 September 2019
4 November 2019 18 November 2019
20 December 2019 13 January 2020
24 February 2020 9 March 2020
4 May 2020 18 May 2020
22 June 2020 6 July 2020
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