According to Chapter L’ (Articles 277- 282) of Law 4957 (Government Gazette vol. A '141 / 21-7-2022), the establishment of a Research Ethics Committee of the University of Thessaly is foreseen.
The purpose of the Research Ethics Committee is to provide guarantees at a moral and ethical level concerning the credibility of research projects carried out in Universities and research bodies. The Research Ethics Committee controls whether a research project is conducted with respect to the value of human beings, the autonomy of the individuals involved, their privacy and personal data, as well as the natural and cultural environment.
The Committee also monitors compliance with generally accepted principles of research integrity and the criteria of good scientific practice.
The responsibility of the Committee for Research Ethics is to ascertain whether a particular research project to be carried out by a University/research body complies or not with the applicable legislation and whether it is in accordance with generally accepted ethical rules of research in terms of its content and method of conduct. The Research Ethics Committee evaluates the research proposal and: a. approves it; or b. makes recommendations and propositions for its revision in case any ethical obstacles arise.