Ethical Review and Ethical Self-Evaluation at Aalto

Learn about ethical review and ethical self-evaluation at Aalto.
Ethical Review and Ethical Self-Evaluation at Aalto


This lecture is intended for Aalto researchers who might need to go through the ethical review process for their research project. Ethical review is often needed when personal data is collected or analysed, examples of ethical issues without personal data will also be covered.

  • Are you aware of the national guidelines for research ethics? 
  • Have you considered that your research project could cause harm to your subjects, to other individuals, to yourself, or to society in general? 
  • Did you start data collection from individuals without considering the data protection and ethical issues involved?

In this training, Dr. Annukka Jyrämä (secretary of the Aalto ethics committee), will cover the basic principles that are needed in research ethics, with a focus on what type of studies are reviewed by the Aalto ethics committee. Research ethical issues often come with data protection issues and sensitive/personal data management, which will also be covered during the training. 

Who can participate?

The webinar is aimed at all members of the Aalto community (research and support personnel, students).

Learning outcomes

  • How to conduct ethical self-evaluation following TENK recommendations as well as European Commission guidelines
  • Which documents to prepare before applying for ethics review at Aalto
  • How to apply for ethics review at Aalto


The session consists of a one-hour presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion during which you are welcome to ask questions.

Schedule and location

The training will be held online via Zoom on March 28, at 1–2.30 PM Eastern European Time (EET).


Dr. Annukka Jyrämä, Senior Advisor, Research Services, Aalto University
Dr. Enrico Glerean, Data Agent, Staff Scientist, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University
Anniina Harju, Legal Counsel, Aalto Legal Services, Aalto University

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