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New concise process available for research ethics statement requests

At Aalto University there are now two processes open for research ethics statement requests: the committee (full) process and concise process with committee chair decision.
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At Aalto University, there are now two processes open for research ethics statement requests: the committee (full) process and concise process with committee chair decision. The concise process is aimed for cases when the research ethics statement is needed for the funders or publishers 

A researcher can request a concise procedure from the committee in the following situations:

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  • where the main reason for the request for a research ethics statement is a request from a funder, partner, or publisher,

OR

  • where research data on Aalto university students or teaching is used by an Aalto researcher for research (the objective being research output)

AND

AND

  • where no sensitive personal data or personal data belonging to special personal data categories is collected

The concise procedure is carried out by one member or deputy member of the research ethics committee appointed by the chair as well as a legal advisor. The research ethics statement proposal is presented to the chairman by the secretary of the Research Ethics Committee based on the review. The chair of the Research Ethics Committee makes the decision on the research ethics statement on behalf of the committee based ont he review. The statement can be used as document for research ethics review similar to the full review statement. 

In practice, when making research ethics statement request in the concise process a research ethics statement request form is filled and relevant attachments submitted. Questions concerning research ethical risks can be answered "not applicable", if there are no research ethical issues involved. 

Based on the evaluation process, the chairman of the research ethics committee can transfer the request to committee process (full review).

You can submit a research ethics statement request at any time for a concise process. Remember to click on the form the review process you consider applicable. 

Aalto University's Research Ethics Committee handles research ethics statement requests that include research ethical issues as before (full review). You can find the schedule of the committee's submission dead lines for statement requests and meetings here: Research Ethics Committee | Aalto University

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Annukka Jyrämä, secretary of the Aalto University Research Ethics Committee

More information: Research Ethics Committee | Aalto University

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Aalto University Research Ethics Committee is responsible for the ethical evaluation of  the university's non-medical research projects with human participants.

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