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Ethical review

Are you planning to conduct research that involves people or the handling of personal data? If so, you may need to apply for ethical permission. Since 2004, it is prohibited to start certain types of research without prior approval by an independent ethical review board.

Here you will find information on the applicable rules for ethical review in Sweden and how the review takes place. You can also get advice on what to consider when preparing an application for ethical review. 

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Any questions?

Do you have any questions regarding research ethics regulations? As an employee of Lund University, you can turn to forskningsetik [at] lu [dot] se

The ethical review board

If you wish to contact the regional ethical review board in Lund, you will find the contact details of their office on their website.

Forms and instructions

Via the homepage of the ethical review board, you can download the application form as well as the instructions: