Ethics Review Committee Psychology and Neuroscience (ERCPN)

Ethical review of scientific research involving human participants or personally identifiable data is carried out by the Ethics Review Committee Psychology and Neuroscience (ERCPN). If studies fall under the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO), review by the accredited review committee METC is mandatory.


The ERCPN requires researchers to submit their study protocols involving human participants or personally identifiable data for ethical review before the start of research activities. Ethical approval can be sought by filling out the online application form.


An application to ERCPN can only be submitted with the mandatory templates by PhD students or academic staff appointed to the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University. Additionally, other UM academic staff supervising FPN bachelor's and master's students, as well as those supervising FHML bachelor's and master's students specialising in mental health, may apply.


You'll find all the ERCPN forms and documents here

Forms and documents (update February 2019)

Informed consent forms [mandatory]

  • ERCPN Form 1 EN/NL  
  • ERCPN Form 2 EN/NL  
  • ERCPN Form 3 EN/NL  
  • ERCPN Form 4 EN/NL  

Templates information letter [mandatory]

Templates Debriefing [mandatory]

Single study form

  • Form single study within approved research line                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Safety guidelines and procedures

Verklaring lokale uitvoerbaarheid (only in Dutch)

Complaints

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