Research Social and Behavioral Sciences

What research has to be evaluated?

Research projects of TSB employees which are subjected to the WMO regulations should directly be evaluated by an officially recognized METC. The ERB will not be involved in this case. The ERB will evaluate all other research projects in which human test subjects are involved.

The majority of the research projects will be evaluated as individual protocols. In some cases it is possible to submit a research line instead. The researcher has to provide information about the different subprojects and anticipated variations in the procedures within the line. A summary has to be provided on an annual basis, which is judged by the ERB.