Register an ethical concern

Do you wish to raise an ethical issue?

Requests to address ethics, regulatory and social issues in HBP research may come from any corner, any time - during initial planning of an experiment through phases of implementation, from within the project community or from outside. Having a POint of REgistration  (PORE) is a way to identify and keep track of these issues.

How does PORE work?

PORE registers issues so they can be followed from start to finish: 

  • PORE requests may be submitted by any person in or outside the project, either named or anonymous.
  • By completing an online form one submits a request for advice on a specific ethical, regulatory or social issue.
  • All requests are registered. 
  • Each issue is reviewed by the Ethics Management team, which decides the body that would serve best.
  • Ethics management has forwarded numerous issues the Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) and SP12's Steering Committee.
  • A list of titles of Ethical Concerns submitted to the PORE is displayed on the PORE website; and, a public summary of PORE issues in a form, with personalizing information redacted, is available upon request.

Please note appropriate measures are taken to ensure confidentiality in the case of any anonymous request. For further details please refer to the PORE Standard Operating Procedure.

Click here to register an ethical issue: www.hbp-pore.eu

 

Ethical Concerns: Registered labels and outcomes

ISSUE CAPTION

ISSUE STATUS

Personalized issue outside scope of HBP role and responsibility 

closed  

Personalized issue outside scope of HBP role and responsibility 

closed

Personalized issue outside scope of HBP role and responsibility  

closed

The ethics survey is incomplete

closed

The ethics survey is incomplete

closed

Translations of Third country ethics approval documentation

closed

Ethical approval for first- and second-hand storage and use of data.

open

Secondary data ethical approval

closed

Presentation of ethical approval; NHP experimentation isn't covered in survey; translations of Third country ethics approval documentation

closed

Presentation of ethical approval documentation; Translation of non-English language by EU member partner

closed

Presentation of ethical approval documentation

closed

Presentation of documentation describing collection of tissue human subjects; presentation of ethics approval documentation

open

Lacking description on human research on ethical survey

open

Lacking description on human research on ethical survey; lacking information regarding Third country material collection

open

Personalized issue outside scope of HBP role and responsibility

closed

Lack of information regarding Thrid country data

open

Lack of clarity on what the ethical approval specifically addresses

closed

Surveys for evaluation of educational activities are intended which could raise ethics issues depending on scope, audience, nature of data collected

open

Editorial remark: remove "urgency" field in online PORE form

closed

Presentation of Ethical approval documentation; "for now, we are reprocessing already used data whole ethics have been cleared by relevant commissions withing EU." 

open

Fair contract law and policy; scientific credit; management response request

closed

Request ethics review of SGA document changes

closed

Presentation of ethical approval documentation for secondary use of data

closed

Third country; importation of silicon wafers and neuromorphic systems-on-chips

closed

Request for clarification of task;
Does this research affect current standards in military ethics (e.g. discrimination of combatants, autonomy in drone or autonomous robots)?

open

Animal research Ethics approval documentation

Open: Request for ethics approval

Animal research Ethics approval documentation

Open: Clarification requested regarding specific experimentation

Presentation of ethical approval documentation

closed

Ethics of endorsements for candidate research groups; request ethical guidelines; role of board members

closed

Conflict of interest declaration

closed--Conflict of interest policy written by EAB and EM, approved by the BoD

Personalized issue outside scope of HBP role and responsibility; request to ensure processing

closed

Proposal to use ethics rapporteurs to help to manage the complexity of ethical evaluation in the HBP

closed

Guidance on requesting extensions of local IRB approvals

closed--EM clarifies self-reporting of known ethical issues is required and necessary ethical approval documentation is mandatory.

Examination of potential for misuse by, particularly, neuromorphic computing and neuro-robotics technologies

ongoing: educational and investigative work planned and being conducted on dual use.

Guidance on the concept of "anonymity"

closed

Guidance on requesting extensions of local IRB approvals

closed

Third country ethical standards in animal research; secondary data from Third country.

closed: educational and investigational work on the issue of animal experimentation in Third Countries and compliance processing.