All HSG researchers may use the checklist in the download section to assess the ethical soundness of their research project and to establish whether a review by the Ethics Committee is required.
If you have answered at least one of the questions in the checklist with “Yes”:
We recommend to submit an application to the Ethics Committee. Please fill out the application form and submit it with all necessary enclosures to: email@example.com.
Research projects that fall under the Federal Act on Research Involving Human Beings (Human Research Act HRA) are evaluated by the Ethics Committee of Eastern Switzerland EKOS.
If your project be considered unproblematic according to the checklist:
The project may be pursued without further evaluation. The Ethics Committee issues letters of exemption for ethically unproblematic projects (if requested by a funding application or a publisher). Please submit a completed and signed copy of the checklist to the office of the Ethics Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think that your project should be reviewed for reasons not covered in the checklist, you may of course submit an application for full review anytime.
Neither a decision by the Ethics Committee nor an exemption letter absolves researchers from their responsibilities as scientists. The standards of good scientific practice, the HSG Code of Academic Integrity as well as relevant federal and cantonal laws do apply at all time.
Members are elected for two years by the Senate. Equal representation of all departments is considered. Current members (electoral period February 2023 to January 2025):
Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel (Präsidentin)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Dingwerth (SEPS)
Prof. PhD Tomi Laamanen (SoM)
Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen (LS)
Prof. Dr. Paul Söderlind (SoF)
Prof. Dr. Florian Wettstein (SHSS)
Dr. Georg Fischer-Varvitsiotis (Mittelbau)
Prof. Dr. Daria Berg (SHSS)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschorner (SHSS)
Prof. Dr. Timo Boppart (SEPS)
Prof. Dr. Lukas Gschwend (LS)
Prof. Dr. Isabella Hatak (SoM)
Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer (SCS)
Dr. Florian Krause (Mittelbau)
Dr. Karim Bschir
Managing Director HSG Ethics Committee
CH-9000 St. Gallen