Ethics applications for research projects by members and affiliates of the Medical School OWL can be submitted to either the Medical Ethics Committee Westphalia-Lippe (EK WL) or the Ethics Committee of Bielefeld University (EUB), depending on the subject of the research and the constellation of the applicants.
Further details on the delimitation of tasks and responsibilities can be found in the current version of the"Regulations on the Application and Responsibilities of the Medical Ethics Committee EK WL and the Ethics Committee of Bielefeld University".
Applications for research projects by physicians belonging to the Chamber must be submitted to the EK WL and discussed in accordance with the professional code of conduct.
Research projects that are legally required to be reviewed by a medical ethics committee must be submitted to and discussed with the EC WL, regardless of the constellation and affiliation of the applicants.
This includes the following cases:
For research projects as part of qualification theses (Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral theses) that require consultation by a medical ethics committee in accordance with the above principles, the ethics application must be submitted to the EC WL.
Non-physician members / non-physician members of the Med. OWL can contact the EUB for projects for which there is no legal requirement for review by a medical ethics committee (see above).
On the basis of a case-by-case assessment, an assessment by the EUB may also be possible in cases where medical members / medical staff of the Medical School OWL are involved, in which the exception rule of the Medical Professional Code (Section 15 (1)) applies and research projects are to be assessed that fall within the competence of the EUB in terms of content (e.g. no biomedical project and no other legal requirement for review by a medical EC). This applies regardless of whether the doctor involved acts as the (main) applicant or is only involved and regardless of whether other
involved (main) applicants belong to another Faculty of Bielefeld University.
To clarify responsibility, a one-page project description must be submitted to the EUB in advance.
|Begutachtung durch die EK WL
|Begutachtung durch die EUB
|Forschungsvorhaben, an denen Ärzt*innen beteiligt sind
(Festlegung in der Berufsordnung)
|In Ausnahmefällen möglich
(siehe Berufsordnung & Regelungen der EUB)
|Forschungsvorhaben mit gesetzlicher Vorgabe zur Prüfung durch eine medizinische Ethikkommission
(z. B. AMG, MDR, TFG, StrlSchG)
|Forschungsvorhaben ohne Beteiligung von Ärzt*innen und ohne gesetzliche Vorgabe zur Prüfung durch eine medizinische Ethikkommission (s.o.)