The Research Ethics Committee Of FORTH


The Research Ethics Committee of FORTH

The Research Ethics Committee of FORTH is organized based on the provisions of Law 4521/2018, and the current regulatory framework. The mission of the Research Ethics Committee is to reassure that the quality of the research projects’ conducted at the FORTH stand at the highest standards in terms of bioethical issues, according to the National and European Law. Specifically, scope of the Research Ethics Committee at FORTH is to assess the compliance of a research project with the European Legislation on Bioethics in respect to the value of humans, the autonomy of the participants, to their private life and their personal data, as well as the natural and cultural environment..

Funded research programs contacted by members of FORTH that, include clinical or laboratory research in humans, experiments with human samples,), research on animals or the environment(natural and cultural), is mandatory to be submitted for approval to the Research Ethics Committee.

Law and Legislation

Code of ethics

Current membership

The current committee members are:

Full Members

Chair Associate Professor Dr. Med. Bertsias George

Vice-Chair Professor Dr. Emmanouil Tsiknakis

Associate Professor Dr. Dimitris Papazoglou

Assistant Researcher Dr. Anthi Ranella

Associate Professor Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis

Attorney at Law Sophia Papageorgiou

Professor Dr. Iglezakis Ioannis

Secretariat: Evgenia Tampakaki

Deputy Members

Professor Dr. Med Giorgos Hamilos

Associate Professor Dr. Med. Vassilis Raos

Researcher Dr. Yiannis Kamarianakis

Founder of Fraud line Dr. Vassillis Stamatopoulos

Researcher Dr. Apostolos Delis

The Committee assesses the research proposal and

  1. a) approves or rejects it, or
  2. b) makes recommendations and suggestions for its review, unless ethics issues arise. In order to deliver its opinion with respect

to the application forms, all following necessary documents must also be submitted:

  1. Application of the Principal Investigator (e-application form)
  2. Ethics Questionnaire. Researchers should complete and submit the questionnaire when their research Projects involve human participants, personal, medical or otherwise sensitive data, animals, genetic material, GMOs, invasive methods or other approaches.
  3. Complete research protocol with fully-developed research methodology and objectives of the project under examination
  4. An inform consent form signed by the participants/subjects, in cases when the study includes people as research subjects
  5. An approval permission for research from the corresponding partner organization (e.g. decision issued by scientific committees of Hospitals, Research Ethics Committees of other scientific and universities etc.)
  6. An approval permission for the undertaking of experiments on animals that is approved by the veterinary authority, according to the procedure described in P.D. 56/2013 (A 106), in cases where the study includes the use of animals in laboratory conditions and
  7. Certification of animal use (officially recognized course.)

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