Research ethics

The Université de Lyon’s Research Ethics Committee (CER-UdL) holds its first blue-ribbon committee

On The January 20, 2022

Launched in 2020, the CER-UdL will hold its first blue-ribbon committee on January 20, 2022. The committee’s main task is to provide an advisory opinion on research protocols (both for basic and applied research) to researchers and research professors at the Université de Lyon.

The need for advice on protocols for non-interventional research involving human subjects (i.e., studies that are not subject to the regulations of the French Public Health Code L 1121-1 et seq., known as the “loi Jardé”) is becoming increasingly urgent. Ethical practice is a growing concern in laboratories, in connection with the evolution of research ethics and student training, but also in response to requests for ethical approval from funders or national and international publishers.

In order to meet this need, the UdL Research Ethics Committee intends to provide independent advice on these non-interventional research projects on human subjects. In doing so, it becomes part of a national landscape, the Fédération des CER (Federation of Research Ethics Committees), as well as an already rich ecosystem on the Lyon Saint-Étienne site: Lyon CUMG Ethics Committee, VetAgro Sup Ethics Committee, CELYNE (Lyon Ethics Committee in Experimental Neuroscience), Inserm Ethics Committee (CEI), CNRS Ethics Committee (COMETS).

Find all the information on

(Web portal exclusively in French; English version pending)

How can I submit a research project to the CER-UdL?

If you wish to propose a research protocol to the CER-UdL, you can visit the web portal where you will find the procedure for submitting your research project as well as a platform to submit your project.

A blue-ribbon committee will be held each month to evaluate the projects submitted and provide an advisory opinion. View the session calendar

Registration for the January 2022 session is now closed.
Submit a project for the session scheduled on February 10, 2022