On request, the Ethics Committee (EK) of Faculty IV - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin - comments on the ethical justifiability of the goals and procedures for research projects on humans. It is based on the ethical guidelines of the DGPs and the BDP.
A precise examination and examination of the ethical justification of a research project that does justice to the protection of the research participants can only be guaranteed before the start of a study. A subsequent vote is not possible with almost all existing ethics committees. The responsibility of the scientist remains unaffected.
The components of an ethics application
The ethics committee processes applications in a tiered process, first
going through the self-evaluation process, then you can do a full application.
The basis of the self-evaluation procedure is a simple multiple-choice
questionnaire. The questions to be answered enable you to evaluate a
planned research project based on basic ethical guidelines. There is no
further processing by the ethics committee. If a detailed opinion from
the commission is required, you will be automatically forwarded to the
full application. Your information from the self evaluation will continue
to be used.
File an application