The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH) has been in existence since 1990. The Committee has twelve members: two lay representatives and ten members with different professional backgrounds.
NEM was set up in 1990 by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Until then ethical questions concerning medical research had been evaluated by the Medical Research Council’s ethics committee. NEM was a continuation of this committee.
Area of expertise: research ethics in science and technology, industry-, agriculture-, and fishery research, as well as the parts of bio- and genetic research not covered by the medical committee. Prevention of scientific misconduct.
According to ”Act on Ethics and Integrity in Research” entered into force in July 2007 research institutes (universities etc.) have the primary responsibility for preventing and handling allegations concerning research misconduct. However, the mentioned law introduced a new body to investigate...
The National Committee for Research Ethics on Human Remains was set up 2008 by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research after proposals from the National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (NEM) and the University of Oslo.
Here you will find a list of other bodies and agencies of relevance to research ethics.
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