Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee of the ISPUP is an initiative of the Directorate, that decided its creation in March 2013. The Committee was formed in early April, starting its work under the chairmanship of Dr. Rosalvo Almeida.

In 2016, started a new triennium, with the nomination of Professor António Martins da Silva as President.

 

Members of the Ethics Committee of the ISPUP include:

Prof. António Martins da Silva, ICBAS 

Dra. Margarida Guedes, ICBAS

Enf. Maria José Santos, ARS Norte

Dr. José Queirós, Hospital Magalhães Lemos

Dr. Manuel Sobral Torres, FMUP

 

As an independent committee, its main concern is the promotion and observance of ethical standards in all academic activities of the ISPUP, following regulations that can be accessed here.

 

All research projects that have the ISPUP as proposing or participating entity must be submitted to the Ethics Committee. Projects can only be waived if similar committees are appreciating them.

 

The application form can be downloaded here and, once completed (in Portuguese) and signed, should be scanned and sent as a PDF to etica@ispup.up.pt.

 

The standard form of informed consent can be consulted and downloaded here.

The research protocol may be in Portuguese or in English, the entire document should be provided in one language.

 

The Ethics Committee meets monthly. Next meetings are scheduled for 31st January, 28th February, 28th March, 18th April, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 26th September, 31st October, 28th November, 19th December, 2019.

 

Additional Information (see Article 6 of the Regulation):

1. The final assessment occur when author's clarifications or reformulations proposed (or new applications without the need for clarification or reformulations) have been received up to ten days before the meeting. Situations to safeguard, in exceptional circumstances and reasons hindering the EC consider not able to issue opinion.

2. When is exceeded within 90 days without author's answer to requests for clarification or reformulation, it is assumed the withdrawal of submission and ends the process (and it could be reopened if new submission).

 

Check the Projects submitted until now:

2013-2014

2015-2016

2017-2018

 

To submit your project’s ethics request and any additional questions, please email etica@ispup.up.pt