Ethics Committee

The ISPUP Ethics Committee was created in 2013. It is a collegial, consultative and independent body that issues ethical opinions on all scientific activities of the Institute, particularly on scientific research projects in which it is the proposing or participating entity. It is governed by Regulations that can be downloaded here.

Composition of the ISPUP Ethics Committee (quadrennium 2020-2023)

António Martins da Silva, PhD

President of the Ethics Committee, Neurologist

Margarida Guedes, MD


Maria José Santos, MPH

Master in Public Health

Hélder Pacheco

Historian and Writer

José Queirós, MD


Manuel Sobral Torres


Research projects that include ISPUP as a proposing or participating entity should be submitted to the Institute’s Ethics Committee and should be sent to, until at least 5 working days before the date of the next Committee meeting.

The submission form must be completely filled out in Portuguese.

Meetings of the ISPUP Ethics Committee in 2023

The Ethics Committee meets ordinarily on a monthly basis. See the calendar of upcoming meetings below:

Meetings 2023 Submission Deadline
23 of February 15 of February
30 of March 22 of March
27 of April 19 of April
25 of May 17 of May
29 of June 21 of June
27 of July 19 of July
28 of September 20 of September
26 of October 18 of October
30 of November 22 of November
14 of December 06 of December

The ISPUP Ethics Committee may waive the assessment of projects, in the case that they are mandatorily assessed by similar committees of other institutions.

Supporting documents for project submission:

Submission Form CE-ISPUP 2023
Modelo Consentimento RGPD
Declaration of Helsinki
Data Protection Form

Aspects to be considered according to article 6 of the ISPUP Ethics Committee Regulation:

If the Ethics Committee has requested clarification or additional reformulations to the submitted projects, the researcher should send the requested information to the following e-mail address:, up to five working days before the date of the next meeting, so that the Committee may issue a definitive opinion. The situations in which, due to exceptional and justified circumstances, the Ethics Committee considers that it is unable to issue an opinion are safeguarded.

When the 90 day period has passed without any response having been received in regards to requests for clarification or reformulation, the submission is considered withdrawn and the process is closed (it may be reopened, if there is a new submission).

For further information, please contact:

Sofia Neves

Secretary of the ISPUP Ethics Committee 


Telephone: +351 222 061 820