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 academic staff and PhD students in the capacity of principal investigator at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University.
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 2019/2020||Meetings 2019/2020|
|27 October 2019||4 November 2019|
|24 November 2019||2 December 2019|
|5 January 2020||13 January 2020|
|2 February 2020||10 February 2020|
|1 March 2020||9 March 2020|
|15 March 2020||23 March 2020|
|12 April 2020||20 April 2020|
|3 May 2020||11 May 2020|
|31 May 2020||8 June 2020|
|28 June 2020||6 July 2020|
|2 August 2020||10 August 2020|
|30 August 2020||7 September 2020|
|27 September 2020||5 October 2020|
|25 October 2020||2 November 2020|
|29 November 2020||7 December 2020|
Forms and documents (update April 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