Central Ethical Review Board (CEPN)

Founding year

2004

History

A law has been in force since 1 January 2004 which deals with vetting the ethics of research that involves humans. It encompasses research involving living persons, but it also covers such areas as research on the deceased, biological material from people and research that involves dealing with sensitive information about people or personal information concerning offences against the law.

 

In 2004 six independent authorities was established and one central ethical vetting board.

 

As of 1 January 2010, the Central Ethical Review Board has a new task. In accordance with Section 9 of the Statute (2007:1068) containing instructions for the Central Ethical Review Board an Expert Group on Research Misconduct has been appointed at CEPN. The expert group shall, at the request of a university or other Higher Education Institute (HEI) that has the State as principal – and which is covered by the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) – issue a statement on cases concerning investigations of suspected misconduct in research, artistic research and development work (SFS 2013:507).

ENRIO member since

2009

Structure

The Central Ethical Review Board is a statutory body under the Department of Education.

Main Tasks

The Expert Group on Research Misconduct shall, at the request of a university or other Higher Education Institute issue a statement on cases concerning investigations of suspected misconduct in research, artistic research and development work.

Investigation

The Expert Group on Research Misconduct shall, at the request of a university or other Higher Education Institute issue a statement on cases concerning investigations of suspected misconduct in research, artistic research and development work.

Contact

Jörgen Svidén

Director

c/o Vetenskapsrådet
Västra Järnvägsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm - Sweden

+46 762 25 76 66+48 8 546 441 80