At TU/e we highly value that research and educational activities are conducted with societal responsibility. This is especially important for activities involving human participants or personally identifiable data. TU/e therefore promotes ethical awareness amongst researchers and students.
At TU/e, a central Ethical Review Board (ERB) is installed by the Executive Board in which all departments are represented. The aim of the ERB is to stimulate TU/e researchers and students to carry out research in accordance with accepted ethical standards and to act in accordance with existing laws and regulations. From 2020 on, all relevant research within TU/e will be reviewed by the ERB before the onset of the study. The ERB strives to incorporate existing laws and regulations on personal data, privacy and research data management into the ethical review procedures, in order to facilitate researchers as efficiently as possible. Research which is subjected to the Law on Medical Scientific Research involving Human Beings (WMO) or the Medical Devices Act (WMH) should be reviewed by an accredited Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC, outside the TU/e). TU/e offers support during the ethical reviewing procedures.
More information can be found on the TU/e intranet (for internal use only).
You can contact the ERB by emailing ERB secretary dr. Jolanda Habraken via ethics[at]tue.nl.