The Ethics Commission of TU Darmstadt
In order to be granted funding, a research project must meet certain requirements regarding its ethical implications. This is particularly true for research projects which include experiments on human subjects, samples taken from humans, or require sensitive handling of data.
Projects that pertain to such issues must undergo an evaluation on order to seek funding. For this purpose, the Senate of TU Darmstadt has instituted an interdisciplinary Ethics Commission, designed to meet the needs of a University of Technology. The Commission reviews research projects to establish whether there are ethical concerns that may prejudice their implementation.
The Ethics Commission operates on the basis of existing law pertinent professional regulations, including scientific standards, and taking account of any relevant national and international recommendations.