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Research Ethics Review Committee (CETOR)

The Faculty of Law Research Ethics Review Committee (CETOR) is responsible for all procedures relating to research with human participants, data management and compliance with research privacy rules. The working method is laid down in the regulations.

When doing research with human participants (f.i. interviews, surveys, observations) or when processing personal data in research a Faculty of Law researcher is obliged to conform to a number of ethical rules. These rules are drawn up to protect the rights of participants and are part of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Besides, the processing of personal data is checked against the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The most important ethical rules for research with human participants are:

  • complete information
  • written consent
  • debriefing
  • confidentiality

Assessment by the CETOR

Researchers (*) should submit their research design to the CETOR in advance. The committee assesses whether the ethical rules for conducting research with persons are being complied with, including the demands from the GDPR, and issues the 'ethical clearance'.
Link to CETOR guidelines and application procedure.

* In some situations the CETOR also assesses projects from researchers connected to other Faculties or Institutions.

For more information please contact the Secretary of the CETOR, Maarten Goldberg.

Last modified:13 November 2023 1.35 p.m.
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