Research Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ethics Review Board Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Ethics Review Board (ERB) of the School of Social and 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).

To this end the ERB refers to the Dutch Ethics Code for research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences involving human subjects.

Online submission (SSO sign-in)

Recommended background literature

Complaint Procedure / Klachtenprocedure

In case of complaints regarding any aspect of being included or excluded in a study that has been reviewed by the Ethics Review Board (ERB), participants can contact the chair of the ERB: Dr. Jolanda Mathijssen at

Composition Ethics Review Board

The Ethics Review Board consists of a Chair and a representative of each of the nine departments:

  • Dr. Jolanda Mathijssen (Chair),
  • Dr. Carlo Garofalo (vice-chair),
  • Prof. dr. Hedwig van Bakel,
  • Dr. Marjan Bakker,
  • Dr. Wouter De Baene, 
  • Dr. Loek Halman,
  • Dr. Esther Hartman,
  • Dr. Nikolas Rathert,
  • Dr. Olga Stavrova, and
  • Prof. dr. Marianne van Woerkom.


The ERB members are appointed by the Dean. You can find the ERB regulations here.