The Health Research Authority are inviting people to #StepForward and become a Research Ethics Committee (REC) member.
REC members meet virtually to review exciting new research studies for some of the biggest challenges in health and social care, including cancer, dementia and COVID-19.
It’s important that committees have insight from different perspectives so that we can all trust their decisions. The HRA are particularly looking for people with no healthcare or research experience.
You’ll be provided with regular training and support and it’s a great opportunity to work with people from a range of backgrounds and learn new skills.
You can find out more here. Alternatively, if you have any questions about being on a REC, please get in touch with Suzy Wignall, Clinical Governance Advisor, and Alternate Vice Chair of the West Midlands – Black Country Research Ethics Committee.