Research Ethics Council

The Council makes ethics assessments of degree projects at the first and second cycle level.

To ensure that good research ethics is applied in all degree projects at University of Gävle that concern people, degree projects at the first and second level are reviewed by the Research Ethics Council at the University.

When do you need to consult the Research Ethics Council?

  • Whenever there is a relationship of dependency between participants and students / researchers, for example when the participants are patients, children, or schoolchildren.
  • Whenever the study is planned to include participants who belong to a vulnerable group. Participants could be children (people under 18 years of age), people with impaired cognitive ability or mental impairments.
  • Whenever the study is planned to include what is classified as sensitive personal data in the Ethics Review Act, that is information on race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, a person's sexual life or sexual orientation, data related to criminal offenses or genetic and biometric data.
  • Whenever the study contains sensitive personal data regarding health, a broad definition of the concept of health should be applied. Please note that staff's perception of, or assessment of, work-related stress to health should be considered to be related to health even if the participants are healthy individuals. Every type of information that includes patients should be related to health and ill health.
  • Whenever the study is planned to include participants who belong to a vulnerable group. Participants could be children (people under 18 years of age), people with impaired cognitive ability or mental impairments.
  • When participants to a study are recruited directly via the internet or when data material is downloaded from the internet via, for example, blogs and chats. Publications with guidance for online recruitment and data collection: 

Application for an advisory opinion

The application for an advisory opinion must be received by the chair of the council no later than one week before the meeting at which the matter is to be considered (see council meeting dates below).

Here you can read more about how to apply and what the application should contain (in Swedish).

Council members

Bernice Skytt, ordförande
Jari Ristiniemi, ledamot
Ulla Forinder, ledamot
Robert Ljung, ledamot
Magnus Lindberg, suppleant

Rådets sammanträdesdatum

21 januari 2021

2 februari 2021

23 februari 2021

16 mars 2021

13 april 2021

11 maj 2021

8 juni 2021

9 september 2021

5 oktober 2021

23 november 2021

7 december 2021

21 december 2021

Published by: Dorota Green Page responsible: Dorota Green Updated: 2021-05-26
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