Expert Group on Ethics

The Expert Group advises the Swedish Research Council on issues relating to ethics. The Expert Group has seven members, representing the areas of ethics, law, medicine and health, natural and engineering sciences, and the humanities and social sciences.

Contributes with knowledge and advice

The Expert Group on Ethics contributes with knowledge and advice on ethical issues within the Swedish Research Council’s remit. They work with ethical issues that concern both the researcher and the research:

  • Researcher ethics is about the researcher's relationship to the research task or research assignment itself.
  • Research ethics is about conducting the research in a way that takes into account and protects the various participants and research subjects affected by the research.

The task of the Expert Group is to

  • advise us on matters concerning ethics and integrity within the framework of our research funding process
  • develop a basis for our opinions, position and guidelines on issues related to researcher and research ethics
  • produce information within the field of researcher and research ethics for our publications, for example the publication "Good research practice"
  • produce documentation and prepare for our communication efforts within the field, by for example stimulating debate and reflection on researcher and research ethics through conferences, publications or collaborations
  • represent the Swedish Research Council in national and international contexts.

Composition of the Expert Group

The Expert Group on Ethics has seven members who are appointed by the Swedish Research Council. The chair should be a professor of ethics, and the members represent the areas of ethics, law, medicine and health, natural and engineering sciences, and the humanities and social sciences. The scientific secretary of the Ethics Review Appeals Board and the head of the Swedish Research Council’s Department of Research Funding also sit on the panel.

Members

Name

Title

Organisation

Nils-Eric Sahlin

(Chair)

Professor of Medical Ethics

Lund University

Eva Aronsson Forsell

Professor/Medical Physicist at the Department of Radiation Physics

University of Gothenburg/Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Olle Häggström

Professor of Mathematical Statistics

Chalmers University of Technology

Torun Lindholm

Professor of Psychology

Stockholm University

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg

Professor of Law and Informatics

Stockholm University

Maria Thuveson

Head of Department of Research Funding

Swedish Research Council

PublISHED ON 28 May 2018

UpDATED ON 20 November 2019

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Contact

Swedish Research Council

vetenskapsradet@vr.se

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