Committee Ethics and Data
The Committee’s main task is to review research proposals on criteria concerning ethically responsible scientific conduct. The conditions and principles applied by the Committee are set out in the Regulations that have been drawn up for this purpose.
Ethical review can be relevant in cases concerning the privacy of research subjects, aspects of human dignity during interviewing, the acquisition of mutual consent and a possible conflict of interests in the case of third money flow i.e. contract research. In certain cases, an ethical review is required by external organizations such as the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). But even without this obligation, staff may submit a request for advice via an application form.
Requests for advice
Would you like to submit a request for advice? Please submit the following items to the Committee:
- application form
- research proposal
- data management plan (for more information: see Centre for Digital Scholarships).
- Informed Consent forms (if applicable, for more information and templates: see Privacy Office)
- Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA, if applicable, for more information and conducting assessment: see Privacy Service Point)
Applications can be submitted by mail before the deadlines. The committee gives, two weeks after the meeting, an advice in which it indicates whether or not - and possibly after some adjustment - to agree with the proposal or not. This advice is not binding.