Commission for Ethics in Research

Commission for Ethics in Research

The purpose of the Commission for Ethics in Research is to support researchers when consulting and approving the ethical aspects of research project proposals, whose main researcher or co-researcher is the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, and to enhance the knowledge and observance of ethical research standards.

If you are interested in an expertise-based consultation, please contact a member of the Commission; (a) from your institute, or (b) with experience in the field you wish to consult (e.g. a project for a specific grant competition, research with a specific vulnerable group, etc.).

If you need an official statement from the Commission for Ethics in Research, complete the Online Form of Ethics.

The basic organizational and time framework of the Commission’s work is set out in the Statute of the Commission for Ethics in Research. However, the Commission tries to meet the needs of researchers to the greatest extent in terms of the dates of hearings.

Online Form of Ethics

The online form of ethics was developed by the Commission for Ethics in Research of FSV UK with the aim of standardizing the assessment of applications for formal evaluation of ethical aspects of research projects carried out under the guidance or with the participation of FSV UK.

The official statement of the Commission may be requested by:

a) in the case of project applications, the project proposer, i.e. the natural person who is accountable to the applicant (= faculty) for the professional level of the project proposal and for the proposal and justification of its budget (see Dean’s Measure no. 28/2019),

b) in the case of ongoing or completed projects, the (main) researcher,

c) in other cases, the author of the prepared publication or qualification work.

Upon submitting the completed online form, the Commission will provide its statement within one month at the latest, in the following way:

a) in agreement with no further comments,

b) in agreement with some comments, but the application need not be completed and submitted again; or

c) in disagreement with the need to re-draft and re-submit the application on the basis of its comments.

Communication between applicants and the Commission is possible during all stages of the process. The official statement of the Commission will be received by the applicant via e-mail with a PDF attachment in Czech and English.

Online Form of Ethics

Members of the Commission

Markéta Supa - chairwoman

Ondřej Klípa - vice-chairman

Eva Hejzlarová - member

Petr Janský - member

Emil Aslan (Souleimanov) - member

Eva Horníčková - administrative support