Ethics Committee Faculty of Humanities

The Ethics Committee safeguards the ethical standards of all research involving human participants that is conducted at the Faculty of Humanities. It draws up guidelines for carrying out ethical research and reviews research proposals to ensure that these standards are upheld.

Before any research involving experiments and/or interviews with human test subjects commences, approval of the Ethics Committee must be obtained.

A growing number of academic journals as well as Dutch and European funding bodies now require the formal approval of an Ethics Committee before an article can be published or a subsidy granted.  

Ethics Review Procedure

In order to accurately and timely review a research project, the Ethics Committee has devised guidelines for ethical research and a procedure for submitting a project to the committee.

Download the committee’s full procedure for obtaining approval including guidelines at:

To apply for a review, please fill out the checklist and submit this alongside the information brochure and informed consent form to the Ethics Committee secretary at:

Download the Checklist at:

The Ethics Committee will convene on:

  • 12 October 2018 (deadline 4 oktober 2018)
  • 7 December 2018 (deadline 29 november 2018)
  • 1 February 2019 (deadline 24 januari 2019)
  • 8 March 2019 (deadline 28 februari 2019)
  • 26 April 2019 (deadline 18 april 2019)
  • 7 June 2019 (deadline 30 mei 2019)

Committee members

The Ethics Committee consists of a chairperson, a professor of Ethics from the Philosophy Department and various members with specific areas of expertise covering all involved disciplines. The committee secretary is provided by the Faculty Office’s Research Department.

  • prof. dr. F. Kuiken
    Chair | T: 0205253850
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  • prof. dr. A.E. Baker
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  • prof. dr. B.J. de Kloet | T: 0205252856
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  • dr. T.R.V. Nys | T: 0205254506
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  • dr. J.E. Rispens
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  • drs. G. Lindeboom
    Secretary | T: 0205253054


Ethics Committee secretary - | T: 0205253054
Kloveniersburgwal 48 | 1012 CX Amsterdam – Bushuis | kamer F.1.11B


Published by  Faculty of Humanities

31 July 2018