Here you can find lists of the National Infrastructure of Research Ethics and Research Integrity:

Research Ethics National Infrastructure

Research Integrity National Infrastructure

Research Ethics National Infrastructure

The ethical review of research projects that involve human participants has become a mandatory standard that is reflected in national laws as well as in supranational and international documents. All parties involved (participants, researchers, general public) agreed that an independent review process ensures the highest degree of protection possible and that research is carried out in an ethical acceptable way. Today, Research Ethics Committees (RECs) have been established as many permanent and independent bodies in many countries around the world. Ideally, they build the core of a robust infrastructure which monitors and reviews research projects.

In their everyday work, RECs ensure

  • a comprehensive protection of research subjects,
  • the wide public acceptance of biomedical research,
  • and public trust and confidence in biomedical research.

But especially multicentre studies (e.g. research in different countries) face multiple challenges because of divergent laws and guidelines or different practices. This is where ENERI steps in to foster awareness and linkage among RECs on the local, regional, national, European and international level to tackle these challenges.

Information on the European networking of RECs is provided by EUREC

List of the National Networks of Research Ethics Committees:





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The Netherlands:








United Kingdom:

Research Integrity National Infrastructure

Research Integrity Offices (RIO) provide support for organisations (e.g. universities) as well as participants, researchers and the general public by developing guidelines and policies. Their aim is a visible and systematic promotion of integrity in research.

Information on the European networking of RIOs is provided by ENRIO.

List of the Research Integrity National Infrastructure:

Austria: Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

Belgium: Flemish Commission for Research Integrity (VCWI)

Croatia: Croatian Committee on Ethics in Science and Higher Education (CESHE)

Czech Republic: Commission for the Scientific Integrity of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Denmark: Danish Committee on Research Misconduct (DCRM)

Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAg)

Finland: Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK)

France: French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Internal Office of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

Germany: German Research Ombudsman (Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft), Geschäftsstelle für Ombudsangelegenheiten der Universität Hamburg, Team Scientific Integrity (Team SciInt)

Greece: Ethical Aspects in Research and Technology for Human (EARTHnet)

Ireland: Health Research Board (HRB), Royal Irish Academy (RIA)

Italy: National Research Council (CNR)

Luxemburg: Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)

Netherlands: Netherlands Board on Research Integrity (LOWI), Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN)

Norway: National Research Ethics Committees (Etikkom)

Poland: Commission for Ethics in Science, The National Science Centre (NCN)

Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

Slovak Republic: Ethics Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Slovenia: Commission for Women in Science (CWS)

Spain: Ethics Committee of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Sweden: Central Ethical Review Board (CEPN)

Switzerland: Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (SAMW)

United Kingdom: UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)