Do you need professional advice on the ethically correct approach to your research project? There are various ethical committees and safety committees at Hasselt University that you can contact for advice and support.
Seven different committees focus on integrity and ethics within UHasselt.
THE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY COMMITTEE (CWI)
Do you have any questions or problems concerning scientific integrity? Contact the CWI.
THE COMMITTEE FOR MEDICAL ETHICS (CME)
As a researcher, what protocols should you observe when conducting experiments on people and human tissue? The CME can advise you.
THE SOCIAL ETHICS COMMITTEE (SMEC)
What ethical considerations should you take into account in research involving human participants? The SMEC can advise you. Please note: The SMEC is NOT concerned with practices in the health sciences or with medical or pharmacological procedures.
ETHICAL COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL TESTING (ECD)
Do you use animal testing in your research? If so, you must seek advice from the ECD. They evaluate planned tests, set criteria for ethical aspects and provide advice to users, test managers and employees.
How do you organise research and teaching activities in which employees or students are exposed to biological substances, and in particular to genetically modified and/or pathogenic organisms and CGOs in the environment? The Biosecurity Committee advises on and coordinates the preparation and follow-up of biosecurity dossiers.
INFORMATION SECURITY COMMITTEE (IVC)
What information security issues pose a risk to Hasselt University? What needs does the university have in this area? The IVC can help you with all your questions to do with information security – from student data to staff members’ details and research data.
IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES: THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
Are there serious indications of intentional or serious misconduct, such as academic fraud or violence? In such cases, the rector can ask the chairs of the disciplinary committee to initiate disciplinary proceedings.
- chairs: Prof. Ken Haenen (Vice Rector for Research) and Prof. Wanda Guedens (Vice Rector for