Ethical reviews of research projects and studies
Committees on research ethics carry out reviews of the ethical aspects of research projects and studies and issue statements on their ethical acceptability. An ethical review by an ethics committee does not transfer the responsibility for the study and its ethicality from the researcher to the committee.
Research projects and studies in medicine and health sciences
When medical research involving intervention in the integrity of a person, human embryo or human foetus for the purpose of increasing knowledge of health, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases or the nature of diseases in general, the project or study is required by law to undergo an ethical review by the ethics committee of the hospital district concerned. Research projects and studies in medicine and health sciences carried out at the University of Eastern Finland are reviewed by the ethics committee of the North Savo Hospital District. The review of the committee adheres to the Medical Research Act (1999/488).
Requests for statement and instructions:
Committee on Research Ethics of the North Savo Hospital District (in Finnish)
Research projects and studies in the humanities and social and behavioural sciences
The Committee on Research Ethics of the University of Eastern Finland carries out reviews and issues statements on research projects and studies in the humanities and social and behavioural sciences. The Committee adheres to the guidelines of the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics relating to research in the humanities and social and behavioural sciences. The applicant should familiarise herself/himself with with the guidelines:
- The ethical principles of research with human participants and ethical review in the human sciences in Finland
These pages describe the activities of the UEF Board on Research Ethics and feature guidelines relating to the ethical review of research projects and studies.