Tilburg University Ethics Review Boards
Tilburg University believes it is important that all research carried out within the university complies with the Dutch Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity. This means, among other things, that research involving human participants is submitted to an ethics committee (when necessary), that researchers carefully manage their data, and that privacy legislation (GDPR) is complied with.
The committees within Tilburg University are organised per faculty. The application form and procedure can be found on the faculty pages.
Tilburg University has opted for an integrated approach to Ethics, Data Management and the AVG. The committees use virtually the same application form to assess these aspects.
School specific pages
Tilburg School of Economics & Management
The TiSEM Institutional Review Board is a permanent and independent committee, established by TiSEM’s management team. The IRB evaluates proposals for research to be conducted by TiSEM faculty, PhD candidates and Research Master students. The IRB does not do post hoc evaluation of research that has been conducted. Research proposals are evaluated on ethics of data collection and data management, including participant privacy protection, and the quality of data management, including data accessibility.
Chair: prof. dr. Rik Pieters
Tilburg Law School
The TLS Ethics Review Board is a committee established by the TLS board, and it assesses the ethical aspects of research proposals. Furthermore, the committee also looks at the Research Data Management and Privacy aspects of research.
Chair: Prof. Conny Rijken
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Ethics Review Board (ERB) of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University is a permanent and independent committee, established by the School’s management team to test scientific and ethical aspects of proposals for research projects, not subjected to the Dutch Medical Research in Human Subjects Act (WMO).
Chair: dr. Jolanda Mathijssen
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
The Research Ethics and Data Management Committee of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) reviews the ethical acceptability of research protocols that involve human participants. It also assesses whether research protocols meet with privacy regulations and comply with data management standards
Chair: prof. dr. Juliëtte Schaafsma
Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Ethics Review Board TST
The Ethics Review Board TST is a committee established by the TST board. The ERB-TST assesses the ethical aspects, data management and privacy regulations of research proposals.
Chair: dr. Sjaak Körver
Informed consent and information letters
Before you collect data from participants, it is important that you have their consent. This is usually done via a signed form, in which the participant agrees to the research. If Personal Data are processed during scientific research, explicit consent must be given.
What are the rights of respondents?
The respondent has a number of rights before, during and after the survey.
Conduct and integrity
Tilburg University has a number of rules and values that guide working and studying at Tilburg University. Our Code of Conduct makes the values and standards at our university explicit and describes the requirements regarding personal conduct of employees and students.