Ethics in Research

The Research Institutes of the Blanquerna Faculty of Psychology and Educational and Sports Sciences, URL, have been supported by reports issued by the Ethics and Research Committee. This Committee is an objective and institutional instrument to guarantee that those research projects conducted by the different institutes meet all ethical requirements, particularly when research involves the participation of people and/or institutions.

The need to use informed consent procedures and the requirement to maintain confidentiality are part of the basic standardized ethical guarantees in the field of research at present. Nevertheless, other requirements as those in the sections concerning research in different professional ethics codes should also be included in every research project. As well as requirements from different relevant, and sometimes binding, entities, which can be consulted via the following links, without disregarding the need to consider other appropriate criteria or laws in specific research and as required by its nature.

Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (WMA)

Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on personal data protection

Guidance from the Research Ethics Committee of the URL (CER-URL) to develop the Information and Informed Consent forms

Guide to detect and deal with ethics issues involved in research projects  developed by the European Commission in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.