Senate

Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics

The Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics is one of two ethics commissions at the University of Oldenburg.

As a Senate commission, it advises academics at the Carl von Ossietzky University and cooperating universities and establishments on ethical aspects of research projects. In particular, it assesses ethical and legal aspects of non-medical research on humans. Ethical aspects of medical research on humans are assessed by the ethics commission of Faculty VI.

The Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics is also responsible for adherence to good scientific practice.


Commission rules

Working area: assessment of ethical and legal aspects of non-medical research on humans

The commission supports academics of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and other higher education institutions allied to the University through cooperation agreements by providing advice and assessments with regard to ethical and legal aspects of non-medical research projects concerning humans. It does this in compliance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

Our commission does not evaluate medically related research projects, more specifically ones within the framework of the Medicinal Products Act (Arzneimittelgesetzes (AMG)), the Medical Devices Act (Medizinproduktgesetzes (MPG)), the Transfusion Act (Transfusionsgesetzes (TFG)) and the radiation protection and X-ray ordinance. The administration office decides on the allocation of applications to one of the two commissions in consultation with the two chairs of the commissions and according to the following scheme:

  1. Is the main applicant a member or associate of Faculty VI?

    • No: The application will be assessed by the Commission for Research Impact      Assessment and Ethics, unless one of questions 2-6 are answered in the affirmative.

    • Yes: If another of questions 2-6 is also answered in the affirmative, the application will be evaluated by the Medical Ethics Commission. If questions 2-6 are answered in the negative, the application will be evaluated by the Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics.
  2. Is the main applicant a doctor?

  3. Will patients be examined who are treated as outpatients or inpatients within the context of the study?

  4. Will patients / test subjects be given medicines or be subjected to invasive procedures?

  5. Does the study fall under legal regulations (Medicinal Products Act (AMG), Medical Devices Act (MPG), radiation protection and X-ray ordinance, etc.)?

  6. Is it a question of a purely medical nature (as opposed to questions that primarily ensue from a different scienfic area such as psychology, neuroscience or engineering sciences)?

Please answer these questions before submitting an application for evaluation so that it can be decided by which commission your application will be evaluated. Please also use the appropriate documents and forms for the commission concerned. If you have any doubts regarding allocation, please contact the administration office.

Documents and forms for applications to the Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics

A complete application for ethical approval consists of the overview form, the application, test person details and the declaration of consent. Please use our documents for the submission (which comply with the requirements and guidelines of the German Psychological Society), and save each document as a PDF file in the order specified below, denoting them as follows: Name_Year_Month (e.g. Smith_2016_02).

 

  1. Overview form

  2. Application form
    • For an initial application, we recommend using the following documents (for a full proposal).
    • For subsequent applications with the same methods, the following documents can be submitted (Short proposal), with a reference to the initial application.

  3. Test person details

  4. Declaration of consent

Please use the documents provided for the test person details and declaration of consent in their current form, and change as little as possible in the standard wording. Please bear in mind that if the data protection passages are altered, their effect may no longer be in conformity with the Lower Saxony Data Protection Act.

Commissioners

GROUP Professors

MitgliederStellvertreter/in
Jörg Schorer, FK IV
Christiane Thiel, FK VI
Andreas Hein, FK VI Jürgen Taeger, FK II
Barbara Moschner, FK I Esther Rugendijk, FK III
Ute Koglin, FK I Peter Ruckdeschel, FK V


Group: scientific/ academic staff (WISS)

Mitglieder Stellvertreter/in
Marie-Christine Vierbuchen, FK I Sven Rößler, FK I


Group: MTV (employees in technology and administration)

Mitglieder Stellvertreter/in
Carsten Bauer, BIS

Birgit Kürzel, FK V


Group: STudents

Mitglieder Stellvertreter/in
Alexander Trende Daniel Kaszanics

Advisory member in accordance with the ethics commission decision of 23/05/2017:

N.N.

23rd term of office: Status groups: Prof., WM (research assistants) and MTV (employees in technology and administration) 01/04/2017 – 31/03/2019

Stud. 01/04/2017 – 31/03/2018

 

 

Working area: good scientific practice

The Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics and the members of the confidential committee can be contacted about questions concerning good scientific practice, or if scientific misconduct is suspected. Enquiries can be made at any time to the chair of the commission or to the members of the confidential committee.

 

Guidelines for good scientific practice

Rules of procedure for assessing scientific misconduct

Meeting dates for 2016/2017 and deadlines for submitting applications

17th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate

Wednesday, 01/06/2016
Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Tuesday, 17/05/2016

 

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11th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Wednesday, 10/08/2016

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Tuesday, 26/07/2016

 

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12th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Thursday, 29/09/2016

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Wednesday, 14/09/2016

 

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13th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Tuesday, 25/10/2016

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Monday, 10/10/2016

 

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14th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Tuesday, 29/11/2016

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Monday, 14/11/2016

 

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15th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Wednesday, 11/01/2017

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Tuesday, 27/12/2016

 

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16th session of the EC in the term of office of the 22nd Senate
Tuesday, 28/02/2017

Location: Dialogue (Dialog) meeting room

Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Deadline for submission of proposals:

Monday, 13/02/2017

 

Deadlines

The deadline for submitting proposals and enquiries for the 1st session of the Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics in the term of office of the 23rd senate on 23/05/17 ends on:

Monday, 08/05/2017

Applications for the assessment of research projects on humans should be sent digitally to the joint administration office of the two ethics commissions using the documents provided:  antraege.ethikkommissionen(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Administration office

Ass. jur. (qualified lawyer) Carola Alvarez Castillo

European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg