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The University's Ethics Committees

Download the University of Luxembourg Policy on Ethics in Research.

Download the University of Luxembourg Research Ethics Guidelines (under review)

 

Ethics Review Panel (ERP)

The Ethics Review Panel delivers opinions on the ethical aspects of research projects carried out at the University.

Any research involving the participation of human subjects or the use of biological materials or personal data, or which may represent a risk for the environment or for society, is considered as having an ethical component.
Researchers must consult the Ethics Review Panel regarding the ethical aspects of their projects before beginning their research. The Ethics Review Panel may not intervene after the start of a research project phase that raises ethical questions. It may not approve a research project a posteriori.

Contact for ethics reviews: erp-submissions@uni.lu

Download here the  

- ERP Policies

- Ethics Application Form

Templates Consent Form & Consent Form (elaborated)

 

Members:

Administrative support

Meetings and application deadlines:

ERP Meeting 23 January 2020
Application Deadline Friday, 13 December 2020 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

The Ethics Review Panel works in coordination with the Luxembourg National Ethics Committee for Re-search (CNER) and the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI).

Contact for complaints of suspected or alleged misconduct in research: secretarygeneral@lari.lu

 

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.

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

Administrative support

Committee meetings:

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

Download the AEEC Policies.

Download the 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

Contact for the transmission of the applications: aeec@uni.lu

  

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

 

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.