Ethical Review

This page contains information on the ethical review procedure at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.

  1. When you start a new research project, complete the ethical review self check. Click here to go to the check list. The elements of the self check are displayed in a flow chart.
  2. The self check tells you whether your research requires full ethical review by the Ethical Review Board of the Faculty. If so, please fill out the ethical review application form.
  3. If you know already that you need ethical review, you can go directly to the ethical review application form.
  4. Here are the regulations of the Ethical Review Committee (Dutch version only; English translation in preparation).

The following flow chart displays how ethical review is organized. Click here to download the chart in pdf.