How we work

CUREG2.0 is chaired by the Vice Rector for Research, Prof. Brigitte Galliot, who is supported by several vice chairs.

CUREG2.0 is made up of representatives from each of the University’s departments and the relevant administrative teams within the Rectorate, as well as experts in areas such as environmental risks and military, security, political, and intelligence matters.

If your research project falls within CUREG2.0’s scope, you must first carry out a self-assessment, using the document entitled “self-assessing the ethical risks of your research project ” as your guide. If your project poses no ethical risks, you will receive a certificate from CUREG2.0.


If an ethical risk is identified, you must submit a request to CUREG2.0 to have your project reviewed by the experts. Depending on the level of risk identified, the project will either be discussed at a plenary session of the Committee (standard procedure) or be subject to a simplified assessment. CUREG2.0 is responsible for deciding which procedure will be followed.

The project’s principal investigator will receive an email informing them of CUREG2.0’s decision: the project may be approved as is; the researcher may be asked to make minor or major adjustments; or they may be asked to reconsider all or certain parts of the project.

The review request must be submitted with a data management plan (DMP), as requested by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). If none of the researchers has prior experience in filling out an SNSF data management plan, one of the lead researchers must attend the DMP workshop run by the University’s Scientific Information Division (DIS). The DMP must be checked by someone from the research data unit before it is submitted to CUREG2.0.

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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