Certify the ethical compliance of your research
2021-07-09 ! NEW ! You can now complete your application via a Limesurvey questionnaire by clicking on the following link :
The questions presented are adapted according to your answers.
If you prefer, the procedure described below (i.e., fill in the questionnaires in Word format and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org) is still available.
You wish to validate the ethical compliance of your research project to obtain an attestation or authorization from CUREG2.0. Follow the path described in the diagram below.
STEP 1: download questionnaires A-B, C-D, and if necessary questionnaire E-F-G (below)
STEP 2: fill in questionnaire A, entitled “General framework of the research”, which is common to researchers of the University of Geneva who
- call upon the Legal Affairs Service, the Research Service or Unitec to validate a collaboration agreement or a research mandate
- and/or have obtained an unrequited research grant (donation) which is subject to a written agreement between the donor and the beneficiary validated by the Development Unit,
- and/or request an ethical risk assessment of their project as defined by the CUREG2.0 Regulations.
STEP 3: Fill in questionnaire B, entitled “Data collected during the research”, and questionnaire C, intended to perform a “Self-assessment of ethical risks“, which is necessary even in the case of an in-depth expert assessment of the project.
If all the answers to questionnaire C are negative, then you can finalize your application for a certificate of ethical compliance by validating part D. This certificate will be issued by CUREG after analysis of the answers to questionnaires A-B-C-D, in principle within 2 weeks if the decision does not require additional information.
STEP 4: If one or more answers to questionnaire C are positive, then you must complete the in-depth questionnaire (parts E-F-G) and attach the documents necessary for the ethical assessment of the project (complete description, data management plan, evaluations by other authorities, etc.).
DECISION: The final decision on authorization may require a request for additional information and/or a request for modification of the initial project once it has been evaluated. The researcher will be informed within a minimum of 4 weeks after the submission of the complete file (questionnaires A-B, C, E-F-G and annexes) of the procedure to follow. The comments of the experts are attached to the decision.
Applications must be sent as a SINGLE pdf document (< 2Mb) to email@example.com
Currently, the questionnaires are only available in French. An English version will be available soon. Thank you for your patience!