The Ethics Committee
Note! New statement application forms
The Ethics Committee will introduce a revised statement application form for opinions on health science research, the applications for which will be initiated from 31 January 2022. Thereafter, applications submitted using the old statement application form cannot be processed. In addition, a completely new separate form has been created for a significant change in a research. Therefore in the future, statement application on new research and changes to old research will be sought using different forms.
The Ethics Committee:
- assesses the ethics of healthcare science research projects of humans, human embryos and foetuses and the observance of the law in these researches
- gives statements about their assessments to the applicant
Researches that require to be processed by the Ethics Committee are defined in the Medical Research Act.
In addition, the committee is legally bound to issue statements by the Biobank Act and Act of the Medical Use of Human Organs and Tissues.
Meetings and deadlines (in Finnish)
ICH GCP Compliance Statement
- Medical Expert Tiina Varis, tel. 02 313 5010
- Secretary Aila Hinkkanen, tel. 02 313 0047
Statement applications and other documents are sent as a single-sided and non-stapled paper printout to the address
Secretary of the Ethics Committee
Hospital District of Southwest Finland
PO Box 52
entrance 3A, 3rd floor
room 3266B, the Ethics Committee, left from the entrance 3A
Inquiries by email: If necessary, your question can be forwarded to an expert. Please enter your email address / recipient's email address in the message.
E-mail address: eettinen.toimikunta(at)tyks.fi or firstname.lastname(at)tyks.fi
The activity of the Ethics Committee of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland covers all of the expert responsibility area of Tyks.