Ethics review

ESHCC underlines the importance of an ethical review of research projects prior to starting research. When starting an employment relation with EUR, employees confirm that they will act in compliance with the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice 2018.

Note for researchers: Please log into the MyEUR environment for the complete information about the ethics review process and to access our templates (DMP, Informed Consent, etc.).

ESHCC Research Ethics Review Committee (RERC)

The aim of the ESHCC Research Ethics Review Committee (RERC) is to help researchers to minimize the ethical risks associated with their upcoming research.

Starting April 2nd 2021, all ESHCC researchers are required to file for ethical approval for upcoming research, in line with the EUR policy. PhD researchers, assistant, associate, and full professors, lecturers as well as visiting researchers at ESHCC must file for approval with the ESHCC Research Ethics Review Committee.

The ESHCC Research Ethics Review Committee has opted for a two-step procedure. In the first step, researchers fill out a shortlist of about twenty questions assessing whether the research involves ethical risks. If so, researchers need to complete a second step and fill out any questions that were triggered from a longlist of questions designed to map these ethical risks in detail. ERB applications are to be completed and submitted via Ethics Monitor, the online submission system.

The questions posed during the ethical review process cover key attributes of the social sciences and the humanities that may influence ethical issues (underlying ethical principles; methodology; participants; participant consent; protection of personal data and privacy). The Research Ethics Review Committee’s assessment considers all research project phases (ranging from the research plan to the dissemination of the results) as well as the manner in which ethical questions are converted into procedures and instruments.

The Research Ethics Review Committee is not responsible for checking on compliance with what has been agreed upon in the Ethics Review Procedure by way of the approval letter, except, in particular cases, for externally funded research. Revisions of, or amendments to, a research project that has been approved by the Research Ethics Review Committee need to be reviewed by the Research Ethics Review Committee as well.

Separate arrangements are being made for research carried out by (Re)MA-students. Until further notice the Research Ethics Review Committee communicates with the supervisor who is responsible for the research of their students and receiving the approval from the Research Ethics Review Committee.


The following people have a seat in the Research Ethics Review Committee:

Secretary: Chiara Stenico, MA (ERS)

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