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. The online application form does not apply to single studies as part of an already approved Research Line or to amendments (use separate forms, see Forms and Documents below).
An application to ERCPN can only be submitted with the mandatory templates by academic staff and PhD students in the capacity of principal investigator at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University.
You'll find all the ERCPN forms and documents here
For all information about research activities and Covid 19 at FPN check the website: Smart Start Up FPN research and Covid 19.
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.
|Deadlines 2021||Meetings 2021|
|10 January||18 January|
|31 January||8 February|
|14 February||22 February|
|7 March||15 March|
|21 March||29 March|
|11 April||19 April|
|2 May||10 May|
|6 June||14 June|
|11 July||19 July|
|8 August||16 August|
|12 September||20 September|
|10 October||18 October|
|7 November||15 November|
|5 December||13 December|
Forms and documents (update October 2020)
Informed consent forms [mandatory]
Templates information letter [mandatory]
Templates Debriefing [mandatory]
Single study form
- Form single study within approved research line (update May 2020)
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