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.
All ERCPN meetings take place on Mondays at the Universiteitssingel 40, room 5.772. The deadline for submitting a research proposal is Sunday in the week prior to the meeting (per meeting 20 protocols will be reviewed). Submitted protocols exceeding this total will be reviewed in the next meeting. See the table for all dates and deadlines. *Extra meetings for master students.
|Deadlines 2019||Meetings 2019|
|3 March (this meeting is fully booked, please submit your protocol for the meeting of 25 March or 8 April)||11 March (this meeting is fully booked, please submit your protocol for the meeting of 25 March or 8 April)|
|17 March||25 March*|
|31 March||8 April|
|28 April||6 May|
|9 June||17 June|
|28 July||5 August|
|25 August||2 September|
|29 September||7 October|
|27 October||4 November|
|24 November||2 December|
Forms and documents (update February 2019)
Informed consent forms [mandatory]
Templates information letter [mandatory]
Templates Debriefing [mandatory]
Single study form
Safety guidelines and procedures
- tCs and TMS safety protocol
- EEG safety guidelines and procedure
- Rules for access to the MR system
- Pain induction safety guidelines and procedure