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KBS Research Ethics

The KBS Research Ethics Committee is charged by the University to consider the ethics of proposed research projects which will involve human subjects and to agree or not, as is the case, whether the projected research is ethical.

Application Procedure

All applicants must complete the relevant KBSREC Research Ethics application form (either the Faculty and PhD students’ form or the FYP and taught postgraduate students’ form).  Forms must be signed by the principal investigator and faculty supervisor where relevant.
KBSREC is only accepting electronic submissions of research ethics application forms.
Forms should be emailed to KBSResearchEthics@ul.ie. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application at this point. This form must be submitted before the research begins.

The KBS Research Ethics Committee must be consulted about any research proposals which involve:
  • Direct experimentation on individuals
  • Surveys or questionnaires administered to individuals
  • Use of data derived from individual records where individuals might be identified
Submission Deadlines for Autumn 2017:

  • 4th September 2017
  • 2nd October 2017
  • 6th November 2017
  • 4th  December 2017


For additional Information please contact:
Rebecca Gachet
Research Administrator
KBS Research Office
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Tel:  +353-61-202256
Email:  rebecca.gachet@ul.ie
Room: KB2-14
KBS Research Ethics Committee

Dr Patrick Buckley
Chair, Research Ethics Committee,
Department of Management and Marketing
Tel: +353-61-233770
Email: Patrick.Buckley@ul.ie
Room: S1-05
Research Administrator: Rebecca Gachet
Kemmy Business School
Tel:  +353-61-202256
Email: Rebecca.gachet@ul.ie
Room: KB2-14
Dr Rita Buckley
Department of Economics
Tel:  +353-61-202624
Email: Rita.Buckley@ul.ie
Room: KB3-24
Dr Sarah MacCurtain
Department of Personnel & Employment Relations
Tel: +353-61-213490
Email:  Sarah.MacCurtain@ul.ie
Room:  KB2-45
Dr Deirdre O'Loughlin
Department of Management & Marketing
Tel:  +353-61-213375
Email: Deirdre.OLoughlin@ul.ie
Room:  S1-21
Kathleen Regan
Department of Accounting & Finance
Tel:  +353-61-202312
Email:  Kathleen.Regan@ul.ie
Room:  KB2-33