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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

Contact information

  • 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
Tyks U-hospital
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
PO Box 52
FI-20521 TURKU

Visiting address:
Tyks U-hospital
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
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) or firstname.lastname(at)

The activity of the Ethics Committee of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland covers all of the expert responsibility area of Tyks.

Päivitetty: 29/04/2022 08:43
Luotu: 07/11/2014 20:01

The name of the committee in Swedish: Etiska kommittén i Egentliga Finlands sjukvårdsdistrikt

The name of the committee in Finnish: Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin eettinen toimikunta

Registered in the United States Office for Human Reasearch Protections (OHRP) database

IORG number: 0001744

IBR number: 00002216

ICH GCP Compliance Statement

Annual Report 2021 (In Finnish)

Topical issues

See topical issues in the Finnish web site (in Finnish).