Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning
The Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSL)
The Research Ethics Committee at the HSL faculty review and approve research projects of the faculty staff and students that need to document the formal institutional approval of the ethical aspects of the research involved.
The committee offers
advice on how a research project can be conducted in an ethically responsible manner, i.e., ensuring that research activities involving human participants are conducted with respect for the dignity, rights, and welfare of participants and in a way that minimizes risks to participants, researchers, and other involved parties;
advice on other approvals/permits that may be relevant for a research project, e.g., NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data) or other legal bodies;
The Research Ethics Committee follows the Norwegian and international legislation for research involving human participants as well as national and EU rules for the protection of personal data (see links below). The committee consists of six members from various academic fields and departments at the HSL faculty.
If you submit a revised version of a previous application, highlight all changes you have made since the original submission and provide the number of the original application in your new submission.
You will receive feedback on whether your project is approved or if the project should not be notified to NSD. If you are collecting and processing personal data in a research project, you should notify NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data). Personal data is any data that can be linked to a person. Processing is any operation performed on personal data, including collecting and registering, arranging and analyzing, transferring and storing as well as publishing and archiving (https://www.nsd.no/en/data-protection-services/notification-form-for-personal-data). If you are only going to collect anonymous data, then the project should not be notified to NSD.