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Internal ethics assessment of research projects

The Ethics Committee can provide an internal written assessment to researchers at KTH regarding a specific research project. The assessment is based on written documentation submitted by the applicant.

Internal process for your assessment

If you are applying for an ethics assessment of your research, the process is as follows:

Step 1: Send your application for assessment to . The subject line should only contain the word “Assessment”.

Step 2: You need to appended the following in your application:

  • A project plan stating the purpose, thesis or equivalent statement and a detailed methodological description, in particular regarding selection and implementation.
  • Methodological tools, for example, an interview guide or questionnaire.
  • The information provided to participants, including the consent form.

Step 3: Also include a document where you answer the following questions:

  • What ethical issues are raised by the project?
  • What measures are planned or have been taken to reduce, eliminate or otherwise address ethical problems?
  • What is the benefit of the project?
  • Who can benefit from the anticipated results of the project?
  • How does the applicant plan to use the committee’s statement of opinion?

Step 4: Send your application.

Note: Do not share your application with unauthorised people. If the application must include particularly sensitive information, please contact  to agree on how to transfer the data.

Please note the Ethics Committee does not assess aspects of projects that must be vetted by law. Aspects of the research that are not described in the dossier may be subject to review according to law. If the research plan is amended, this may mean that the research becomes subject to review.

The assessment does not involve an ethics review in the legal sense, nor a preliminary review of any such process. Neither does it mean that the individual researcher’s responsibilities are in any sense diminished. Research that must be ethically reviewed by law is vetted by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority.