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Ethics Committee of the Tampere region

On 5 May 2010, the Rector of the University of Tampere set up the Ethics Committee of the Tampere region to provide ethical reviews on non-medical research in the human sciences conducted at universities, higher education institutions and research institutes in the area and to promote increasingly ethical research through its decisions and activities.

Listed below are the members of the Ethics Committee for the period 1 May 2013 to 31 December 2016.

Committee members from the University of Tampere

  • Professor (emeritus) Markku Ojanen, chair
  • Professor Leila Haaparanta
  • Associate professor  Johanna Kujala
  • Professor Tarja Pösö
  • University lecturer Tuija Kautto (from September 14th onwards, professor Veikko Surakka until September 14th)
  • Professor Päivi Åstedt-Kurki

In addition, the Committee has the following members from other higher education institutions and research institutes in the region:

  • Tampere University of Technology: Professor Kaisa Väänänen  (alternate to be appointed)
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences: Principal Lecturer Harri Kukkonen (alternate: R&D Director Perttu Heino)
  • UKK Institute: Senior Researcher Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, vice-hair  from September 14th  onwards (alternate: Senior Researcher Minna Aittasalo)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Tampere office): Senior Research Scientist Veikko Ikonen (alternate: Research Coordinator Eija Kaasinen)

Since 15 November 2011, the Ethics Committee’s secretary has been Heikki Eilo, Head of Administration at the School of Communication, Media and Theatre of the University of Tampere (firstname.lastname(at), tel. +358 (0)40 190 1389). If you have any questions about the Ethics Committee or want to discuss the necessity of an ethical review, please contact the secretary. Before you do so, please read the section ‘Ethical Review’ carefully as it contains the latest information about the topic and guidelines for review.

In the academic year 2010–11, the Ethics Committee convened nine times and handled thirteen requests for ethical review. Of these, the Committee gave a decision in ten cases.

Please submit your request at least two weeks before the next meeting, held on 21 October 2013.

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