Guide to the application for ethics review

It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what to include in the ethics application to the Swedish Ethical Review Authority (Etikprövningsmyndigheten). KI has therefore drafted a ”Guide to the application for ethics review” which is intended to be a support for researchers when they are going to fill in their ethics application.

Compliance & Data Office has drafted the “Guide to the application for ethics review” (Guide till ansökan om etikprövning), which is available for download at the bottom of this page, under “Document”. The Guide has a KI perspective and is intended to complement the information already available in the Swedish Ethical Review Authority’s application portal Ethix, by clarifying certain sections and providing suggestions on how to reason about certain parts of the application. It is constructed according to the structure of the ethics application, in order to easily be able to follow question by question and see if there is anything particular that you need to think about.

Some examples covered in the Guide are:

  • How to reason when choosing responsible research principal (ansvarig forskningshuvudman).
  • How to describe the research if one’s research project has several participating research principals (medverkande forskningshuvudmän).
  • What is important when you receive or send samples and/or personal data within and outside the EU/EEA area.
  • Which parts of the research that needs to be ethically reviewed if you will analyze research data that is collected abroad.
  • How to reason around management, storage, and long-term storage for research data.
  • If you will use blood samples from a blood bank.
  • What the difference is between pseudonymized and anonymized personal data.

The Guide also gives examples of different types of research and general information about ethical application and ethical review.

For the moment, the Guide is only available in Swedish.



Compliance & Data Office