- requires the collection of new data
- requires access to, or storage of, secondary data that contains private,
confidential, or potentially sensitive information about research participants
(e.g. income, cognitive performance, health, relationships, ethnic background,
- concerns research topics that may have legal or ethical implications (e.g.
studies on discrimination, minorities, crime, tax evasion).
Furthermore, if researchers working at UvA Economics and Business need EBEC
approval for any purpose, they can file an application to EBEC as well.
The EBEC evaluates proposals following the guidelines of
the Professional and
Ethical Codes for Socio-Economic Research in the Information Society
and AOM’s Code of
- The EBEC will inform researchers who were seeking approval of their research
within two weeks.
- The committee will base its evaluation on a majority of votes.
- The ruling of the full committee is binding. In case researchers disagree
with the evaluation of their proposal, they can appeal to the decision by
notifying the chair of EBEC within two weeks after receiving the decision of the