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The Advisory Ethics Committee has the University’s overall responsibility for working with matters of ethics within the University, and works on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. The Advisory Ethics Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the University Management in questions concerning ethics.

Research Ethics and Good Research Practice

Research Ethics and Good Research Practice at Mälardalen University

The Advisory Ethics Committee has the University’s overall responsibility for working with matters of ethics within the University, and works on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. The Advisory Ethics Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the University Management in questions concerning ethics.

The Committee works proactively with establishing clear ethical positions on questions of research, donations and collaboration. The work on the Committee also deals with producing documents and guidelines, and with helping researchers at the University in questions concerning research ethics. The Advisory Ethics Committee also offers support to the Vice-Chancellor in matters of suspicions of misconduct in research and other deviations from good research practice.

On 1 January 2020 the Vice-Chancellor decided to establish an Advisory Ethics Committee at Mälardalen University.

 

Areas of Responsibility for the Advisory Ethics Committee

  • Offer support to the Vice-Chancellor in matters of suspicions of misconduct in research and other deviations from good research practice.
  • Uphold skills within this area of responsibility and highlight the University’s work on ethical matters.
  • Be responsible for courses in research ethics for research students and researchers.
  • Produce internal documents of relevance to the area.
  • Work proactively with establishing clear ethical positions on questions of research, donations and collaboration.

 

The Act on responsibility for good research practice and the examination of research misconduct (2019:504)

On 1 January 2020 a new act (2019:504) on responsibility for good research practice and the examination of research misconduct came into force. The act states that the individual researcher is responsible for compliance with good research practice in their research, at the same time as the HEI has the overarching responsibility for research being conducted in accordance with good research practice.

The Act on responsibility for good research practice and the examination of research misconduct (2019:504)external link

 

Members

Chair, Advisory Ethics Committee / Senior Lecturer in Information Design

Ulrika Florin

+4616153403

ulrika.florin@mdh.se

Member / Senior Lecturer

Birgitta Kerstis

+4621101391

birgitta.kerstis@mdh.se

Ledamot / Universitetslektor

Osman Aytar

+4616153614

osman.aytar@mdh.se

Member / Senior Lecturer

Rikard Lindell

+4621151759

rikard.lindell@mdh.se

Member/ Research Assistant

Member/ Associate Professor

Lena Johansson Westholm

+4621101529

lena.johansson.westholm@mdh.se

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