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 legislation to protect the privacy of participants (GDPR) is complied with.
The committees within Tilburg University are organised per School. The application form and procedure can be found on the School pages. Tilburg University has opted for an integrated approach to Ethics, Data Management and the GDPR. The committees use a digital application form to assess these aspects. Each School has its own policy to decide in which cases whether ethical review is required. The committees do not assess research projects to which the Medical-Scientific Research with People Act (Wet Medisch Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek met mensen - WMO) applies.
School specific pages
Tilburg School of Economics & Management
Chair: prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels
Tilburg Law School
Chair: Dr. Toine Spapens
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Chair: dr. Olga Stavrova
Read more about ethical Review Board (ERB) Social and Behavioral Sciences .
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Chair: Prof. Juliëtte Schaafsma
Read more about Research Ethics and Data Management Committee
Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Chair: Dr. Natascha Kienstra
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.