Governance Summary Diagram



Management Board

The HRB CRF-UCC is established as a Department within the UCC College of Medicine and Health and it is overseen by a combined UCC HSE Management Board which meets quarterly or more often as determined by the committee chairperson, and reports annually to UMTO. The Board is advised by an independent HRB CRF-UCC Advisory Committee which meets 6 monthly.

Membership of the Management Board

  • Head of College of Medicine & Health (Chair)
  • Vice President for Research and Innovation
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Bursar/designee
  • Hospital clinician
  • HSE South/South-West Hospitals’ Group representative
  • Director of Research Support Services
  • Clinical Research Reporting Officer

In Attendance HRB CRF-UCC Clinical Director



HRB CRF-UCC Advisory Committee (CAC)

The HRB CRF-UCC Advisory Committee serves as an independent Advisory Committee representing both relevant national and international expertise as well as various local stakeholders in the conduct of Patient Focused Research. It reviews the work undertaken and strategy proposed by HRB CRF-UCC with regard to established regulatory standards and national/international benchmarking. Meetings take place on a six monthly basis and are scheduled to take place approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of scheduled Management Board meetings.  The Chair of CAC forwards a summary of their deliberations and recommendations to the Management Board. The terms of reference and membership of the CAC are approved by the MB.

Membership of the HRB CRF-UCC Advisory Committee

  • Independent Chair
  • MB representative
  • CEO, Mercy University Hospital or designee
  • CEO Cork University Hospital or designee
  • COMH Research Committee Chair or designee
  • Two senior researchers/directors of an external clinical research committee
  • Member with legal or bioethical expertise
  • Two members with a commercial/pharmaceutical industry background
  • One lay/patient representative

In Attendance: HRB CRF-UCC Clinical Director




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