The research ethics committee of the Faculty of Medicine is one of three research ethics committees at the University of Helsinki.
The research ethics committee of the Faculty of Medicine issues statements on proposals for investigator-driven medical research at the Faculty, where necessary.
The committee does not consider research proposals that require a statutory statement from the hospital district ethics committee or the National Committee on Medical Research Ethics. Statements on such studies are requested from the hospital district ethics committee of the district where the research is to be conducted or where the principal investigator works.
A positive statement from a research ethics committee is a prerequisite for medical research, and research may not be commenced without it.
Secretary: Mila Hyytinen, Research Services
Data protection specialist, University Services
The person responsible for the research may request a statement from the research ethics committee of the Faculty of Medicine.
Enclosures required in the request for a statement:
The Ethical Review Board meetings scheduled for spring term 2024 are as follows:
Summer break in July.
Requests for statements that applicants wish to submit for processing by the Ethical Review Board meetings are asked to be send as one PDF document by using an eform no later than two weeks before the meeting in question. Late requests will be processed at the next meeting.
If the Ethical Review Board finds that the study meets the ethical requirements, its statement will be emailed to the applicant within two weeks of the meeting where the request was discussed.
Please send your request for a statement as one PDF document.