Ethical Clearance

Upon request of CNR personnel the Committee produces official Ethical Clearances with authorization value. 

The Committee might accept applications for ethical clearances from public or private research institutions for projects with already approved funding. For applicants external to the CNR, a fee of 500,00 Euro (excluding VAT) will be charged for the Committee’s operating expenses.

In order to submit the request for an ethical clearance, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to the attention of the Committee’s Coordinator Cinzia Caporale, to the address cnr.ethics@cnr.it, at least 10 days before the Committee’s plenary meetings.

The e-mail must contain:

  • the research project for which ethical clearance is requested, in its final version (indicating whether the request concerns the entire project or only specific work packages carried out by the CNR);
  • an abstract in Italian (500-1000 words) describing (i) objectives, duration and project's participants, (ii) methodologies used and methods of involvement of any participants, (iii) parts of the project that will be carried out by CNR;
  • any ethical clearances or approvals previously obtained from other bodies/committees (e.g., OPBA or clinical trial ethics committees), including Ethics Summary Reports for projects funded by the European Commission;
  • the information sheet and consent form for research participants, where applicable, including contact details for the Project Manager, explicit provision for the possibility of withdrawing consent, and information on data processing (for the purposes of their elaboration, it may be useful to consult the Committee's document "Informed Consent in Scientific Research: Ethical Toolkit");
  • if the project involves minors, an information sheet and consent form to be filled in by their parents or legal guardian is required (for participants aged between 14 and 18, an additional information sheet and consent form for them is also required);
  • a specific information to the participant on data protection, where the complexity of the project and the quality and quantity of data processed make it necessary.

It is possible to be assisted in the submission of the documentation by the Scientific Secretariat of the Committee, which can be contacted by email (cnr.ethics@cnr.it), or at the following telephone numbers: +390649937671 / +390649937900 (call forwarding numbers). 

It is recommended that requests for ethical clearance opinions, together with the documentation described above, be forwarded to the Committee in a timely manner, taking into account the following schedule of plenary meetings: May 13, July 8, September 16 and November 25, 2021.

In the e-mail request, you may indicate any urgent reasons for requesting an ethical clearance prior to the Committee’s first scheduled plenary session. In the time between two successive plenary sessions, it is indeed possible to organize extraordinary sessions for the approval of ethical clearances by electronic means.

The Scientific Secretariat of the Committee can also be contacted for clarifications and possible support in the compilation of the section of the projects dedicated to ethical issues provided in the application forms of Italian and European funding calls.

Ethical Clearances issued by the Committee, in chronological order

  • A. Faedo Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI-CNR)
  • Construction Technologies Institute (ITC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Translational Pharmacology (IFT-CNR)
  • Institute for BioEconomy (IBE-CNR)
  • Construction Technologies Institute (ITC-CNR)
  • Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB-CNR)
  • Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-CNR)
  • Institute of Neuroscience (IN-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institutes of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institutes of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Educational Technologies (ITD-CNR)
  • ERC project, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Institute of Educational Technologies (ITD-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR)
  • Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM- CNR)
  • Research institute on judicial systems (IRSIG-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology (IBFM-CNR)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (ICB-CNR)
  • Institute of Food Production Sciences (ISPA-CNR)
  • Institute for Population Research and Social Policies (IRPPS-CNR)
  • Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM- CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC- CNR)
  • A. Faedo Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI-CNR)
  • Institute of Electronics and Information and Telecommunications Engineering (IEIIT-CNR)
  • Bioversity International
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
  • Institute for Mediterranean Agricultural and Forestry Systems (ISAFOM-CNR)
  • Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (ISASI-CNR)
  • Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation (ITIA-CNR)
  • Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology (IBFM-CNR)
  • Institute of Electronics and Information and Telecommunications Engineering (IEIIT-CNR)
  • Institute of Translational Pharmacology (IFT-CNR)
  • Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Matter Structure (ISM-CNR)
  • National Institute of Optics (INO-CNR)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-CNR)
  • Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB-CNR) and University of Sassari
  • University of Gent (Belgium)
  • Association of Women’s Documentation Centre of Modena
  • Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB-CNR)
  • Institute for Chemical-physical Processes (IPCF-CNR)
  • Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB-CNR)
  • Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB-CNR)
  • HuGeF Foundation (Human Genetic Foundation-Turin)
  • Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB-CNR)
  • Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI-CNR) and Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT-CNR)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-Cnr)
  • Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology (IBFM-CNR)
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-Cnr)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-Cnr)
  • Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology (IBCN-CNR)
  • University of Florence and Institute of Neuroscience (IN-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • Institute of Food Production Sciences (ISPA-Cnr)
  • National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)
  • Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-Cnr)
  • Institute for the Conservation and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage (ICVBC-Cnr)
  • Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB-Cnr)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-Cnr)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-Cnr)
  • Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR-Cnr)
  • Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-Cnr)
  • Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT-Cnr)
  • Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-Cnr)
  • Institute of Neuroscience (IN-Cnr)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS- CNR)
  • University of Florence and Institute of Neuroscience (IN-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • National Fire Department (CNVVF) and Regional Emergency Urgency Agency of the Lombardia Region (AREU)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • Institute of Biomedical Technology (ITB-Cnr)
  • Institute of Science and Information Technologies “A. Faedo” (ISTI-Cnr)
  • Institute of Neurological Sciences (ISN-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology (IBCN-Cnr)
  • University of Florence and Institute of Neuroscience (IN-Cnr)
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare (IBFM-Cnr)
  • Institute of Educational Technologies (ITD-Cnr)
  • Institute for International Legal Studies (ISGI-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-Cnr) and Institute of Computer Science and Telematics (IIT-Cnr)
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM-Cnr)
  • European and International Relations Office - CNR (Grant Agreement PCOFUND-GA-2012-600407 between CNR and the European Commission concerning the project “Best Action for National Development of International Expert Researchers Activities - Progetto Bandiera RITMARE “). Annual Ethical Report
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • European and International Relations Office - CNR (Grant Agreement PCOFUND-GA-2012-600407 between CNR and the European Commission for the project “Best Action for National Development of International Expert Researchers Activities - RITMARE Flag Project”. Ethical Clearance for 9 Sub-projects belonging to the following Institutes: National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Trieste; Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, SZN, Naples; Institute for the Coastal Marine Environment, IAMC-Cnr, UOS of Mazara del Vallo (TP); Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ISAC-Cnr; Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-Cnr; Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-Cnr, UOS of Ancona; Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-Cnr, UOS of Bologna; Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-Cnr, UOS of La Spezia)
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM-Cnr)
  • Institute for Chemical-physical Processes (IPCF-Cnr)
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM-Cnr)
  • Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM-Cnr)
  • Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)
  • Office for Activities and Relations with European Institutions - CNR (Grant Agreement PCOFUND-GA-2012-600407 between CNR and the European Commission for the project “Best Action for National Development of International Expert Researchers Activities - Progetto Bandiera RITMARE”). Ethical Clearance for 4 Sub-projects
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM-Cnr)
  • International Affairs Institute - IAI, Rome
  • “Mauro Picone” Institute for Calculation Applications (IAC-Cnr)
  • Research Institute on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-Cnr) and Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC-Cnr)

Last update: 27/04/2021