The Scientific and Ethical Review Board (VCWE)

The Scientific and Ethical Review Board (VCWE) provides advice, invited and uninvited, to the Faculty Board about all issues that concern the organization and quality of research within the faculty. Main tasks are the assessment of research protocols ethical aspects and the assessment of research proposals on scientific quality.

Ethical review
Researchers and their research are expected to comply with the ethical guidelines of the faculty, as laid down in the national Code of Ethics for Research in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, as well as its local implementation (see Documents and forms). The VCWE is there to help you in assessing compliance.

VCWE Portal

Scientific review
You can also submit a proposal for scientific review alone, for example a grant proposal, or because the medical ethical review committee (METC) asks you for a scientific review from your own faculty or institute. You can submit the proposal through the web portal above.

Contact details
Chair: Prof. Christian Olivers
Secretary: Dr. Anders Schinkel
E: vcwe.fgb@vu.nl
T: (020) 59 88786
Current members

Documents and forms
Ethical Code
Standard informed consent (Dutch)
Example submission form 2017

Research Data Management Framework
FGB Research Data Management Beleid
Guidelines for Archiving
SOP: Safe Practices for Students Working with Research Data
SOP: Safe Data Use Outside of the VU
General Data Protection Regulation: Take Home Points for FGB Researchers
Links for the Labyrinth: Where to Find the Information You Need

Links
APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct
Beroepscode NIP
Declaration of Helsinki
Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek (CCMO)
Medisch-Ethische Toetsingscommissie VUmc (METC)
Nederlands Trial Register
Wet Beroepen Individuele Gezondheidszorg
Wet op het Medisch-Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens
VSNU wetenschappelijke integriteit
KNAW wetenschappelijke integriteit