Certify the ethical compliance of your research

2021-11-25 ! Update ! It is again possible to complete the questionnaire via Limesurvey 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 is still available.

2021-11-23 ! Important information ! The submission of projects for ethical review via LimeSurvey is temporarily unavailable due to changes in the questionnaire. If you have started the submission of an application via LimeSurvey, you can access your application in order to finalise it until 23 December 2021, by clicking on the link that was sent to you by email. After this date, it will not be possible to finalise your application. A new Limesurvey link to the questionnaire will be made available very soon. In the meantime, projects can be submitted by downloading, completing and sending the Word documents available at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your understanding.

2021-07-09 ! NEW ! You can now complete your application via a Limesurvey questionnaire by clicking on the following link :

Please click the link to the Limesurvey version of the questionnaire above

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

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

Currently, the questionnaires are only available in French. An English version will be available soon. Thank you for your patience!