The Research Ethics Committee of the University of Deusto is an independent, unbiased and interdisciplinary body that is both consultative and advisory in nature, and reports to the Vice-Rector’s Office for Research, which is responsible for:
- Conducting the ethical assessment of research projects and drawing up the ethical suitability reports requested by institutions and researchers.
- Ensuring compliance with best research and experimentation practices with regard to individuals’ fundamental rights and the concerns related to environmental defence and protection.
- Supervising assessment processes or ethical requirements in research carried out by institutions and public bodies.
- Preparing reports for the University’s governing bodies on the ethical problems that may arise from R+D+i activities.
- Ensuring compliance with the Policy on Scientific Integrity and Best Research Practices of the University of Deusto.
- Providing guidance on laws, regulations and reports on research ethics.
- Reviewing procedures that have already been assessed, or proposing the suspension of any experimentation already started if there are objective reasons to do so.
- Developing a support and training programme to enable researchers at the University of Deusto to incorporate and give prominence to the criteria on the ethical scope of their research projects.
- Any other functions assigned by the Vice-Rector’s Office for Research on research ethics.