WP11 – ETHICS REQUIREMENTS

The objective is to ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.

Lead: UPM

The ‘ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with are included as deliverables in this work package.

D11.1 : H – Requirement No. 1 [1]
Detailed information must be provided on the informed consent procedures that will be implemented for the
participation of humans since the project involves a collaborative diagnosis with local communities. The goal of the
informed consent process is to provide sufficient information so that a participant can make an informed decision
about whether or not to enrol in a study or to continue participation. Templates of the informed consent forms and
information sheet must be submitted.

D11.2 : POPD – Requirement No. 2 [1]
In case personal data will be processed within the civil society related work activities, detailed information must be
provided on the procedures that will be implemented for data collection, storage, protection, retention and destruction and confirmation that they comply with national and EU legislation. In that case, templates of the informed consent forms and information sheet must be submitted.

D11.3 : EPQ – Requirement No. 4 [2]
The applicant must ensure that appropriate health and safety procedures conforming to relevant local/national
guidelines/legislation are followed for staff involved in this project in particular, with respect to the laboratory
health and safety practises related to Directive 98/24/EC (Chemical Agents Directive); Directive 2009/104/EC
(Work Equipment Directive) and Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX Directive). Copies of facilities authorisations
must be provided (e.g. security classification of laboratory). Furthermore, a list of the laboratories an respective
certifications according to ISO/OSHA or any other accredited body testing environment and/or occupational health
must be submitted If applicable, they must provide a comprehensive list of all the elements (elements on the REACH
Candidate List for SVHC / RSL) which will be used in the course of the research and must provide a short risk
assessment per element prior to the start of the respective research activity.

D11.4 : NEC – Requirement No. 5 [2]
In case material is to be exported, the applicant must provide details on the material which will be imported to/
exported from non-EU and provide the adequate authorisations.

D11.5 : EPQ – Requirement No. 6 [2]
The applicant must provide further information about the possible harm to the environment caused by the research
and state the measures that will be taken to mitigate the risks. Relevant environmental risk assessments for both the
environmental (as per the precautionary principle) and health and safety impacts of the proposed research should
be provided before field/scale testing and validation begins. In particular, with respect to provisions of Directives
2002/44/EC (Vibration Directive), 2003/10/EC (Noise Directive), 2006/18/EC (Groundwater Directive); 2000/60/
EC (Water Framework Directive); Directive 92/104/EEC (Mines and Quarries Directive) and Directive 92/91/EEC
(Drilling Directive).