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Research ethics and animal testing ethics

If you are informed about research ethics, you can ask the right questions about what is appropriate or inappropriate in research. Research ethics is about both legislation and rules and good research practice.

Are you planning to do research that involves people or the processing of personal data? If so, you may need to seek ethical approval.

More information about ethical review

The Swedish Ethical Review Authority (in Swedish)

The Swedish Research Council runs a website providing information about animal experiments in collaboration with Lund University and seven other Swedish universities.

More information about animal experiments from the Swedish Research Council (in Swedish)

The Swedish Board of Agriculture website has more information about the rules and permits for use of laboratory animals.

More information about animal experiments on the Swedish Board of Agriculture website (in Swedish)

At Lund University, deviations from good research practice and research misconduct are handled by the Deviations from Good Research Practice Review Board. 

More information about deviations from good research practice and research misconduct

Guidelines for the processing of matters relating to suspected deviation from good research practice at Lund University I 2019 I (PDF 208 kB) OLD VERSION

Research on humans is normally only permissible if the participants have agreed to participate in the study.

Research often involves handling data that can be linked in some way to living individuals. The Personal Data Act regulates the management of such data.

More information about managing personal data

Every year, large numbers of biological samples are deposited in biobanks. This usually takes place for clinical purposes that benefit the patient, but the samples may also be used in research.

More information about biobank research