CUREG2.0’s role is to:
1) assess ethical aspects of research projects:
- that involve human participants and fall outside the scope of the Swiss Federal Human Research Act (RS 810.30);
- that take place in open spaces – typically outside a lab – and that could have an adverse impact on the environment; or
- whose results could serve multiple purposes and have military, security, political or intelligence-related implications;
2) assess, where necessary, inter-institutional research projects involving a researcher from the University of Geneva;
3) identify and approve the ethical principles and rules applicable to the research projects mentioned in points 1 and 2 above;
4) promote training on research ethics;
5) advise researchers on ethical aspects of their research projects.
We base our work on the principles of ethical research set out in the documents below.
- Integrity in Scientific Research – Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (2008)
- Research with Human Subjects – Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (2015)