The Joint Ethical Committee for Research
The Joint Ethical Committee for Research of the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna assesses the requisites of authorisation required regarding the carrying out of research experimentation on the part of the researchers of the Scuola Sant’Anna, the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola IMT Alti Studi of Lucca –on humans when of a non-clinical nature–as requested by the European Union, in scientific projects it funds, and by the standards of the scientific journals of the sector.
The Committee is called upon to express its opinion in ethical matters on the research/experimentation carried out by the scientific personnel of the Scuole, and assesses the ways in which the said research/experimentation is conducted regarding the protection of the subjects involved.
Hence the exclusion of experiments that fall within the competence of the Comitato Etico di Area Vasta Nord Ovest (the Ethical Committee of the Outer North West Area) (CEAVNO), that is to say, in addition to clinical experimentation on medicinal drugs, any other issue connected to the use of medicines and medicinal devices, or to the use of surgical and clinical procedures or those relating to the study of foodstuffs on human beings.
Who can submit a request for an ethical opinion?
A request for an ethical opinion may be submitted by the head of a research project provided he is an employee of, affiliated with or a collaborator of the Scuola Normale, the Scuola Sant'Anna or the Scuola IMT of Lucca, with a contract of a duration at least equal to that of the project presented.
How to submit a request for an ethical opinion
Those wishing to submit a request for an ethical opinion on the part of the scientific personnel of the SNS should download and complete the form available at the intranet page of the Scuola, print it out and send it to the contact e-mail address, together with all the documentation requested, in Italian or in English, keeping to the numbering indicated.