Research Ethics Committee at the University of Bayreuth
The University of Bayreuth's Research Ethics Committee assesses ethical and legal aspects of the research on human beings and animals carried out at the University of Bayreuth. The committee supports researchers by providing specialized consulting. The members of the Research Ethics Committee contribute in this capacity on a volunteer basis.
study report (test plan based on the current state of science - in German) containing the basis and rationale of the study, hypothesis and objectives, study population, timeline of the study, methods of investigation, risks and side effects, study-related intervention, goal criteria, statistical considerations such as sample size estimate, data protection, insurance (if applicable), bibliography
information on subjects/test persons and authorization (for those not able to provide their consent, this is accomplished via a legal representative; for minors able to make a decision, the relevant explanation and consent framed in child-appropriate language for the child) with the letterhead of the institution, a data protection passage and consent relating to data protection law
a copy of the insurance policy or rationale of why insurance was not deemed necessary
written consent from the relevant director of the institute or scientific institution
if applicable, the questionnaires are to be presented
Any member of the University of Bayreuth may submit a request
The applicant is to be the researcher who will be carrying out the research activity on site and who bears direct responsibility for the subjects or test persons
If doctoral research is involved, the supervisor must submit a request for the planned activities
Applications for assessments of research projects by the ethics committee must be submitted in good time before the start of the project. Late applications must be justified accordingly.
Further information on mandatory guidelines and legal regulations for researchers