The Research Ethics Committee (REC-UOWM), established at the University of Western Macedonia by decision of the Research Committee, is composed of 5 members and their deputies.
Standing Committee Members
- Ioannis Bartzis, Emeritus Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Chairman
- Penelope Papadopoulou, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Western Macedonia, Vice Chairperson
- Evdoxia Kotsalidou (Dr.), Special Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Western Macedonia
- George Tzimas, Greek Language Secondary Education Teacher, Ethics / Bioethics expert
- Paraskevi Christopoulou, Civil Engineer
- Tryfon Mavropalias (Dr.), member of the Special Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Western Macedonia (Deputy of Ioannis Bartzis)
- Eumorfia Kipouropoulou (Dr.), Adjunct Teaching and Research Associate, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Western Macedonia (Deputy of Penelope Papadopoulou)
- Vasiliki Vontsa (Dr.), General Director of the Regional Directorate of Secondary Education, Kozani (Deputy of Evdoxia Kotsalidou)
- Anastasia Kappatou (Dr.), teacher, Experimental Secondary Education School, in collaboration with the Department of Primary Education (Deputy of George Tzimas)
- Nikolaos Margaritis (Dr.), Mechanical Engineer, Research Associate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Deputy of Paraskevi Christopoulou)
The Research Ethics Committee (REC –UOWM) aims at promoting high ethical standards in research, and more specifically, the research projects carried out at the University of Western Macedonia. The Committee is responsible for monitoring studies once they have begun to ensure they conform to values of respectful consideration of all human beings, self-determination, privacy and personal data security of those involved in research, and of the natural and cultural environment. REC -UOWM also monitors compliance with commonly accepted principles related to research integrity and standards of good scientific practice.
Key responsibilities of the Committee include overseeing research projects carried out at the University of Western Macedonia to ensure they do not contravene relevant legislations, but conform to generally accepted codes of ethics in research in terms of content and procedures.
Application / questionnaire for research approval – Research Activity / Teaching Activity
In case you have no UoWM account, use the following link to complete the application (in .doc file) and send it to: email@example.com
Laws and Declarations
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948
- UNESCO Universal Declaration on Human Bioethics and Rights
- National Bioethics Commission
- Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
- Additional Protocol to the Convention on Biomedical Research
- UNESCO Declaration on Genetic Data 2003. Specific issues related to stem cell research: Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (version I, December 21, 2016)
Laboratory Animals – Biodiversity:
- Presidential Decree No. 56, Adaptation of Greek legislation to Directive 2010/63 / EU "on the protection of animals used for scientific purpose"
- EU Directive 2010/63 / EU, 22 September 2010, on the protection of animals used for scientific purpose
- Law 2015/2001 (Council of Europe Convention on vertebrate animals used for research)
- Law 2204/1994 (Government Gazette 59, A ') Convention on Organic Diversity
- Regulation (EC) No 1946/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms
- Directive 2001/18 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment and the repeal of Council Directive 90/220 / EEC – Commission Declaration
- Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC of 12 March 2001 of the European Communities ”.
- Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed
- Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage
Code of Ethics – International and EU Directives
- Ethics for Researchers EU Facilitating Research Excellence in FP7
- Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
- Directive 93/42/EEC The Directive 93/42/EEC, of 14 June 1993, concerns medical devices.
- Council Directive 83/570/EEC of 26 October 1983 amending Directives 65/65/EEC, 75/318/EEC and 75/319/EEC on the approximation laid down by law, regulation or administrative action relating to proprietary medicinal products
- Legal local or national Ethics Boards, regulatory bodies or administrations informatics professionals towards health care professionals, institutions, employers, society, and the profession itself.
- The Declaration of Helsinki
World Medical Association, Declaration of Helsinki, Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects states that the research protocol must be submitted for consideration, comment, guidance and approval to a research ethics committee before the study begins. This committee must be independent from the researcher, the sponsor and any other undue influence. It must take into consideration the laws and regulations of the country or countries in which the research project is to be performed as well as applicable international norms and standards.