Upon request, the Ethics Committee of the University of Erfurt gives it’s view on ethical aspects of research projects involving human beings.
It advises researchers and helps to judge ethical aspects in their research projects. By this, its statements are confined exclusively to the ethical aspects of research projects which are carried out or supervised by members of the Univeristy of Erfurt and appropriateness of the test conditions for the subject group.
Term of office and members
TERM OF OFFICE Members of the Ethics Committee of the University of Erfurt are elected for a term of three years (current term of office 01.10.2022 – 30.09.2025), whereas elected representatives from the group of students are elected for a term of one year.
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann (Chairman)
Representatives from the group of university teachers: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch (Faculty of Philosophy) Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch (Faculty of Education) Prof. Dr. Martin Fuchs (Max-Weber-Kolleg) Prof. Dr. Elke Mack (Faculty of Catholic Theology) Prof. Dr. Guido Mehlkop (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)
Representative from the group of academic staff: apl. Prof. Michael Haspel (Faculty of Education)
Representatives from the group of students: Solveig Melina Fries (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)
Please submit applications in one PDF file by e-mail via the Research and Graduate Services, attn to Ms. Julia Anijärv, to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Services, Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann. The application form and the questionnaire for the civil clause can be found here under Committees and Organs (only available in German).
Applications can be submitted until the 25th of each month. All applications submitted to date will be forwarded collectively on the 1st of each month (there will be no forwarding before the 1st of the month).
You will receive feedback on your application approximately 5 weeks after submission and forwarding of your complete application.
Guidelines for avoiding conflicts of interest
Expert opinions are obtained within the university for applications and funding measures. Consultation and decision-making are also organized within the university. These procedures must be conducted in a fair and transparent manner for both the experts and those being evaluated. Biases, which can never be excluded within a university, should be reduced to a minimum. The guidelines for avoiding conflicts of interest should contribute to this (only available in German).
The privacy notice for applicants of an ethics vote can be found here (only available in German).