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Ethics and Data Protection reviews for external applicants

The University’s Research Ethics Review Procedures, found here, apply to all those undertaking research on the University’s premises using its facilities, or on behalf of the  University,  including  staff,  students,  visiting  or  affiliate  staff,  associates,  contractors  and consultants.  However, the University  Research  Ethics  Committee (UREC) also provides ethics and data protection reviews to non-University of Malta applicants, including commercial entities. Such external applicants need to fill in the online form and to submit by e-mail (together with relevant ancillary documentation) to the appropriate Faculty Research Ethics Committee (FREC) depending on the area of research, clearly indicating that this is an external application. A list of FRECs is available here.

A non-refundable fee is charged for this service as follows:
  • External non-commercial researchers: Euro 95
  • Commercial rates: Euro 350 for standard review. Comprehensive reviews by quotation.
Non-commercial applicants may pay using the form below. A copy of the receipt is to be appended with the application when this is submitted to the FREC.

Individual Non-Commercial Form

***REDP Form***

As of 12 November 2018, the Research Ethics and Data Protection form is to be filled in online. The previous downloadable forms have been discontinued.

The REDP form can be accessed via the menu on the left of this page or by clicking here.

***Amended Code of Practice and Review Procedures***
The UM 'Research Code of Practice' and 'Research Ethics Review Procedures' were amended by Senate on 21 March 2019. All links to these documents now point to the amended versions.

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