Ethics review

Ethical review of scientific research involving either human participants or personally identifiable data is done by several ethical review committees within the university. For studies that fall under the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO)   (in Dutch), review by the accredited review committee METC (Medisch Ethische Toetsingscommissie)   (in Dutch) is mandatory. UM-REC is the apex of the ethics review system at Maastricht University for non-WMO research.

For other types of scientific studies, ethics review is done by the relevant ethics committee:
 To Ethics Review Committee Inner City faculties (ERCIC)
 To Ethics Review Committee Psychology and Neuroscience (ERCPN)
 To Ethics Review Committee Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML-REC)

Reviews are conducted using the assessment criteria and guidelines laid down in the Code of Ethics for research in the Social and Behavioural Sciences involving human subjects  

The Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act and the Code of Ethics for research in the Social and Behavioural Sciences involving human subjects are in compliance with the overarching UM Integrity Code of Conduct.