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Ethics Policies and Committees

The University's Ethics Committees

Download the University of Luxembourg Policy on Ethics in Research.

Ethics Review Panel (ERP)

The Ethics Review Panel evaluates the ethical aspects of research projects carried out at the University to ensure that ethical considerations are met and good scientific practices are followed.

Any research involving human participants, human biological material, personal data, or potentially harmful and/or irreversible changes to the environment, and which is prepared, conducted or published by or with the support of its Faculty, staff, junior researchers, students, or visitors, requires ethics approval before any relevant research activity takes place.

The ERP does not address suspected or alleged cases of misconduct in scientific research, which are handled by the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI), contact: secretarygeneral@lari.lu

Special conditions apply to Bachelor and Master student work (see Guidelines below).

For contact and submission please use this email:

erp-submissions@uni.lu

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For research projects related to Covid-19:    

The ERP understands that several new research projects related to Covid-19 have ethics implications and that researchers might need a prompt answer in order to be able to start their research. To support UNI.LUcolleagues, and respect the ERP mandate at the same time, the ERP has therefore established a fast track ethics application procedure for research projects related to Covid-19.

The deadline for submission is at 17:00 each day, and the ERP will respond within two working days in order to allow UNI.LU colleagues to start their research activities as soon as possible.

Covid-19 Fast track application form

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Useful documents

- ERP Policies

- Research Ethics Guidelines (under review)

- Ethics Application Form 2020

- Consent Form & Consent Form (elaborated)

Members

Administrative support:

Meetings and application deadlines 2020

ERP Meeting 23 January 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 13 December 2019 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 06 February 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 10 January 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 12 March 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 14 February 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 23 April 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 27 March 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 14 May 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 17 April 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 11 June 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 15 May 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 9 July 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 12 June 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 17 September 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 21 August 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 15 October 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 18 September 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 12 November 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 16 October 2020 until 5:00PM

ERP Meeting 10 December 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 13 November 2020 until 5:00PM

 For further information, please refer on the uni.lu Intranet (accessible via VPN).

 

Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC)

The Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee is involved in drawing up the research policy on animal experimentation which is adopted by the Board of Governors. It examines and delivers an opinion on projects that use animals for scientific purposes. The AEEC must ensure that the use of animals for research and teaching at the University is compliant with the amended Grand-Ducal Regulation of 11 January 2013 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and the Act of 27 June 2018 on the protection of animals. The species concerned are those cited in the afore-mentioned Grand-Ducal Regulation, namely vertebrate animals and cephalopods.

For any planned experimentation, the AEEC ensures that the use of animals is justified, that their well-being is guaranteed and that the principles of replacement, reduction and refinement (the “3 Rs”) are applied.

To this end, the AEEC delivers an opinion on any projects carried out at the University involving the use of animals for experimental or other scientific purposes.

Contact for the transmission of the applications:

aeec-members@uni.lu

 

Useful documents

- AEEC Policies.

- Regulatory Guidelines for Application for the Amendment to a Project authorisation

Application forms

- Project application for animal experimentation

- Application for the Amendment to a Project authorisation

Members

  1. Elisabeth LETELLIER, FSTC-UNI​ (Chair)
  2. Manuel BUTTINI, LCSB-UNI (Deputy-Chair)
  3. Marthe SCHMIT, Designated veterinarian UNI (Category A)
  4. Jennifer BEHM, Designated veterinarian UNI (Category A)
  5. Tony HEURTAUX, FSTC-UNI (Category B)
  6. Arno GUTLEB, LIST (Category B)
  7. Anthoula GAIGNEAUX, FSTC-UNI (Category B)​
  8. Paula SOUZA, FSTC-UNI (Category C)​
  9. Véronique BRICHE​​, LCSB-UNI (Category C)
  10. Maria Lorena CORDERO MALDONADO, LCSB-UNI (Daily Care)
  11. Djalil COOWAR, LCSB-UNI (Daily Care)

Secretary: Sandrine MANDIAK

Committee meetings 2020

The AEEC meets every two months. Please find below the dates of the committee meeting:

  • 4 February 2020
  • 7 April 2020
  • 2 June 2020
  • 4 August 2020
  • 6 October 2020
  • 1 December 2020

 

Ethics Advisory Committee (EAC)

Under creation.

  • Investigates and advises on ethical issues involved in the activities of the university community upon request of the conseil universitaire or the rectorate;
  • Addresses complaints, e.g. by conducting inquiries and investigations into suspected or alleged discrimination or harassment of its faculty, staff, students and visitors;
  • Members: n/a

Contact: eac@uni.lu

 

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Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI)

Established in 2016 (LARI_Statuts-RCS), the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) is the national agency promoting and investigating research integrity in Luxembourg.

The mission of LARI is two-fold:

  • To promote responsible conduct of research;
  • To ensure an independent inquiry and investigation in cases of alleged scientific misconduct.