Reserch Ethics Committee


Reserch Ethics Committee

On request the Research Ethics Committee expresses opinions and evaluations regarding qualitative and quantitative aspects of projects and their design, as well as how they intend to generate evidence destined for publication.

The Research Ethics Committee will also assess whether there may be any conflict of interest which could possibly vitiate the research activity.

The opinions and evaluations are provided to the research supervisors, the institutes directly involved and the governing bodies of Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC to ensure that research activities are carried out in accordance with ethical principles defined by national and international norms and the current Ethical and Disciplinary Code of Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC.

The Research Ethics Committee is thus responsible for:

  • providing an ethical analysis of the research proposals and protocols submitted;
  • expressing opinions, where necessary, to meet requests from outside institutions or internal needs of the university;
  • expressing opinions, where necessary, in order to ensure that the results of the research will have adequate access to scientific journals.

Mode of Operation

The Research Ethics Committee holds monthly meetings according to the calendar published on this website.

Requests for opinion must be submitted by the research supervisors, the individual researchers or students, as well as by outside bodies by email only to the Research Office (using the e-mail by filling out the request form, available both in Italian and English. All requests received at least 15 days in advance of an upcoming meeting will normally be considered and added to the agenda of the meeting.

The opinion expressed by the Research Ethics Committee is communicated to the applicant by the Secretary no later than 15 days after the date of the decision.

Date Schedule Request to be sent by
Thursday 25 January 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Wednesday 10 January 2024
Wednesday 21 February 2024 16:00 – 17:00 Tuesday 6 February 2024
Thursday 21 March 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Wednesday 6 March 2024
Monday 22 April 2024 14:30 – 15:30 Sunday 7 April 2024
Friday 24 May 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Thursday 9 May 2024
Friday 21 June 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Thursday 6 June 2024
Friday 19 July 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Thursday 4 July 2024
Wednesday 18 September 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Tuesday 3 September 2024
Wednesday 23 October 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Tuesday 8 October 2024
Wednesday 20 November 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Tuesday 5 November 2024
Wednesday 18 December 2024 09:00 – 10:00 Tuesday 3 December 2024

A few non-exhaustive examples that may clarify when it could be appropriate to request an opinion from the Research Ethics Committee are proposed below.

1) A survey directly involving respondents (individuals, not legal entities), requesting sensitive personal data (sexual preference, gender, age, home address, email address, etc…).

2) A data extraction requiring the processing of sensitive data (such as residence) or data that could allow the identity of the respondent.

3) A topic or a research question related to a noted ethical issue.

4) Following a request from institutional bodies.

Committee Members

Voting members

Elena Falletti (President)

Luigi Battezzati

Eliana Minelli

Emanuela Foglia

Non-voting members

Mauro Pelitti (Data Protection Officer)

Angela Rotellini (Research Office)


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