About Applying To REC

REC shall provide advance approval for:

  • Medical and health research projects
  • General and thematic research biobanks
  • Dispensation from professional secrecy requirements for other types of research

More information about applying to REC can be found under the specific menu option - see in particular Rules and Procedures and Deadlines and Forms.

Applications must be sent to REC in electronic format. You have to log in to get access to the forms.

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REC North Office is closed during the summer

The REC North Office will be closed for 4 weeks during the summer, starting from Monday 3rd of July (week 27) until Friday 28th of July (week 30).
Any enquiries received during this time may not be processed until after week 30.


REC Central Office is closed during the summer

The REC Central Office will be closed for 4 weeks during the summer, starting from Monday 3rd of July (week 27) until Friday 28th of July (week 30).
Any enquiries received during this time may not be processed until after week 30.


REC South East Office is closed during the summer

Our Offices will be closed for 3 weeks during the summer, starting from Monday 10th of July (week 28) until Friday 28th of July (week 30). The Switchboard will also be closed during this time.

Processing times for general enquiries and other enquiries relating to applications (amendment forms, report forms, etc.) will be affected.

Any enquiries received after Friday 9th of June 2017 may not necessarily be processed until after week 30.


If you have not logged on to the portal since last year, you have to order a new password

Updating of the REC case portal since last year, requires every user to order a new password. Before logging in, you must clear your browser cache and delete cookies. Please remember to edit your user profile in order to access your forms and applications. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have problems logging in, please contact your local REC, or send an email to post@helseforskning.etikkom.no

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Go to https://helseforskning.etikkom.no/logginn?_ikbLanguageCode=us and click the link Forgotten/New password. Request a new password and it will be sent to your registered email/username.

 

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About REC

The activities of the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REC) are founded on the Norwegian law on research ethics and medical research.

The seven regional committees are made up of people with different professional backgrounds, lay representatives and representatives for patient groups.

The committees are appointed by the Ministry of Education and Research for a four-year term.

More information about REC can be found under the specific menu option - see in particular Rules and Procedures and Committees and Meetings.

About Ethics

The aim of the Health Research Act is to promote good quality, ethically acceptable medical and health research.

REC carries out an assessment as to whether research is undertaken in an acceptable manner. This entails the consideration of benefit versus risk and whether data protection is assured. REC's basis for assessment can be found under the menu option Rules and Procedures.

The websites for the national committees for research ethics contain further information about ethics and research ethics. Click on the logos to open these external sites.

 

 

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