Rules regarding Ethics in Scientific Research Involving Humans

“Scientific Research involving Humans” is any scientific research in which human subjects are involved through direct and active participation, by giving material from their body (including genetic material), or taking part in interviews, completion of questionnaires, etc., and which is carried out by the researcher at the University, or in its name.

Every such research requires the approval of the Faculty (or inter-Faculty) Ethics Committee.  The Ethics Committee may exempt certain types of research from the obligation to obtain approval (such as opinion polls).

Research involving humans will be planned with care regarding the welfare, honor, privacy, and physical well-being of the participants.

No research shall be carried out regarding a person without his/her approval in advance, based on a clear explanation of the purpose of his research and its process (exceptions to the rule are specified in the Regulations).

As a rule, repeated use of anonymous samples can be made without additional approval.

The Regulations set limitations on providing research results to participants, for example, information on genetic relations.

Information on personal matters pertaining to participants is confidential and may not be used or revealed, other than strictly for purposes for which the research is being carried out.

Carrying out research involving humans without the approval of the Ethics Committee is contrary to the regulations and constitutes a disciplinary offence.