Ethical Clearance

At the request of CNR researchers and technologists, the Committee evaluates the ethical aspects of research projects and issues official Ethical Clearances.

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 a request for an Ethical Clearance, simply send an email to the Committee Coordinator, Cinzia Caporale, at the following address:  cnr.ethics@cnr.it, at least 10 days in advance of the Committee’s next scheduled plenary meeting.

The e-mail must contain:

  • the research project for which an Ethical Clearance is requested;
  • an abstract in Italian (for a maximum of about 500 words) describing the overall rationale and objectives of the project, as well as the work packages that will be carried out by CNR research staff or at the CNR, including the main methodologies to be used;
  • a telephone number of the principal investigator submitting the request;
  • any ethical clearances or authorizations previously obtained from other bodies/committees;
  • for research involving human subjects, the informed consent form to be used (information sheet and consent form);
  • the “Impact assessment on data protection, based on the provisions of the EU Regulation 2016/679” as prescribed by the National Data Protection Authority: (www.garanteprivacy.it/regolamentoue/DPIA), for which the Committee’s Scientific Secretariat can assist the applicant in the compilation of the document.

The Committee’s Technical and Scientific Secretariat can be contacted for information, clarifications or scientific support via e-mail (cnr.ethics@cnr.it) or by telephone at: +390649937671 / +390649937900 or by mobile phone at +393664390910.

It is recommended that requests for Ethical Clearances, together with the documentation described above, be forwarded to the Committee in a timely manner, taking into account the following schedule of plenary meetings: 3 October, 5 December 2019, as well as 6 February, 16 April and 18 June 2020.

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 via videoconference.

The Technical and Scientific Secretariat of the Committee may also be contacted for clarifications and assistance with the section dedicated to Ethics Issues in the application forms of Italian and European funding calls for proposal.

Ethical Clearances issued by the Committee, in chronological order

  • 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: 28/06/2019