Ethics Approval Guidelines

The following are general guidelines to be considered in EEG research for

ethics approval.

General Principles

  • • The responsibility of the ethics committee is to ensure ethical standards of experimental research, protect the rights, dignity, and well-being of human participants, and defend the researchers from unfair criticism. In addition, the ethics committee also ensures the benefits of the study to society. Thus, every EEG experiment involving human participants must go through ethics review and ethical approval by a standard authorized ethics committee before initiation of the experiment.
  • • In case EEG experimentations need to be undertaken in another institution or outside the university, where a local ethics committee is available, then it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain the approval of the local ethics committee.
  • • The researchers must design such an experiment to ensure that the research study will benefit society and they should follow sound principles throughout the experimentation.
  • • It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to ensure that there is no conflict of interest in the proposed experimental work, including publication, ownership of the data, subsequent use of the data, and sources of funding. The conflict of interest may be personal, academic, institutional, or commercial.
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