Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee of the Northern Savo Hospital District issues statements regarding the health research conducted in its catchment area. The Medical Research Act defines the research that must be handled in such a committee. Notable changes in research plans must also be submitted for the Committee before changes are implemented.
The committee's task is to ensure the ethicality of the research. The committee also ensures that the research has taken account of the regulations of the Medical Research Act, data protection regulations, international obligations concerning the position of research subjects and other orders and instructions related to medical research.
The Research Ethics Committee must issue a favourable statement regarding the research plan before research can begin. The research will also need an organisation permit.