Ethical review on non-medical research in the field of the human sciences

The Ethics Committee of the Tampere Region was established in 2010 to oversee the ethical reviews of proposed non-medical research in the field of human sciences at Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the UKK Institute.

Research protocols that are not regulated under Finland’s Medical Research Act (488/1999) fall within the scope of the guidelines governing the ethical review of research involving human subjects. These guidelines apply not only to humanities and social sciences but also to scientific and technological research involving human subjects, artistic research and in some cases to non-invasive health and medical research. The guidelines provided below are based on the Ethical principles of research with human participants and ethical review in the human sciences in Finland issued by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) in 2019.

The Regional Ethics Committee of Tampere University Hospital (TAYS) carries our ethical reviews of proposed medical research involving human subjects, human embryos or foetuses as set out in the Medical Research Act.