Research ethics

[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] The Research Ethics Committee is calling for new members

On The February 1, 2023

To the researchers and research professors from the Université de Lyon

The Université de Lyon’s Research Ethics Committee is a consultative body that aims to support researchers who wish to ensure the ethics of their research protocols (except for research involving the human person).

Presentation of the CER-UdL

The committee complements the existing ethics committees and is operationally attached to the Université de Lyon ComUE.

  • Scope of action:
    Non-interventional research on human subjects, i.e. outside the scope of the RIPH (research involving humans governed by the French Public Health Code – the French law known as the “Jardé” law) which must be assessed by IRBs (Institutional Review Boards) and outside the scope of animal experimentation.
  • Examples of the areas of expertise:
    Psychology, virtual and enhanced reality, sport and movement sciences, human physiology, human-machine interactions, robotics, educational sciences, cognitive sciences, neurosciences, language sciences, behavioral economics, human and social sciences, sociology of practices, engineering sciences, medical sciences, information technology, law, etc.


Functioning of the committee

The committee consists of 20 members from the academic community. Given the increase in requests, the committee will have to expand and hold two monthly meetings.

It is renewed every three years. The committee includes members from a number of disciplines, as well as methodologists (quantitative and qualitative), ethics specialists, lawyers, as well as historians, philosophers and sociologists of science.
The committee also includes corporate representatives as guest members.

Its President and Vice-President, who are members of the committee, are appointed by the President of the UdL, following a proposal from the committee.

Download the call for application (FR)

Learn more about the Research Ethics Committee