Ethics Committee

The world of research is a constantly evolving world that presents the researcher with challenges and situations that often put him or her in a position of choice:
"What do I have to do? What should I do?" "What direction should I take? ».
The Ethics Committee, a forum for multidisciplinary exchange and debate, has the task of supporting and advising project leaders on their scientific approach.

Accompaniment and procedures

Chaired by Professor Pierre-Jean Weiller, the ethics committee, composed of a societal college and a medical college, has the role of reflecting on the ethical issues raised by the research protocols presented. Its role is to offer a concrete evaluation of the ethical conformity of the research projects carried out by the AMU scientific community. The Ethics Committee gives a written opinion on the research protocol submitted for evaluation.

Research work associated with master's and doctoral theses may be submitted to the Ethics Committee. These projects must be supervised by the scientific supervisor (PhD holder) who will be the principal investigator.


The various forms to be filled in for any request for an opinion from the Committee:

1-Patient information leaflet
2-Consent form
3-Research Project Sheet

Attention the State of the art part must be filled in carefully.
4-Information sheet for minors

Ethics and national legislation

Act No. 2012-300 of 5 March 2012 on research involving the human person (known as the Jardé Act) and its implementing decree (Decree No. 2016-1537 of 16 November 2016) defines 3 categories of research and the functioning of the committees for the protection of persons

The decree implementing the Jardé Law, extends the scope of competence of the CPP, it remains that the files submitted by AMU units can be examined initially by the Ethics Committee, which will give an opinion or redirect the submitter to the CPP procedure.

As of July 2, 2018, exchanges between sponsors and CPPs are now managed by the information system for research involving the human person (SI RIPH).
39 CPPs spread over 7 inter-regions for the promoters of a research project involving the human person (RIPH)
This information system allows the simplification and fluidity of the management of research files involving the human person. To obtain the random designation of a CPP, you will have to connect to the RIPH IS application at the following address: and create an account.

-Once the account is activated, you will receive an email with your access to the WEB service and you will be able to proceed with the creation of a research file with all its attachments to be submitted for notification to a CPP.

-For any research project, you will also be asked to provide the unique registration number of the research (EUDRACT number for interventional research on a drug, or ID-RCB number provided by the ANSM for all other research), as well as the title of the research.

-You will submit your research dossier to the draw once you have submitted all the documents making up the dossier (please refer to the decrees setting out the content and methods of presentation of the dossier for requesting an opinion).

-After having clicked on the "draw" button, you will receive an e-mail indicating the PPC drawn. The RIPH IS will be the interface to communicate with the designated PPC.

-You can only apply for the designation of a CPP once per research project.

-Requests for subsequent substantial modifications are addressed to the PPC having decided on the initial project, always via the RIPH IS interface.

-Requests for reconsideration of your project or substantial modifications to your project by another PPC, following an unfavourable opinion from the PC, will also be filed on this interface.

Setting up a Scientific Integrity referent within AMU


The charter specifies the missions of the scientific integrity referent, who plays an essential role in the system by assisting the President of the university in all matters relating to scientific integrity and the management of conflict of interest situations in the field of research and valorisation. Its mission is broad since, in particular :

- monitoring the implementation of a scientific integrity policy by the institution
- it sets up mediation for all situations of conflict related to research activities that are reported to it
- it collects all allegations of alleged breaches of integrity
- it deals directly with situations that are brought to its attention.

It participates in the National Network of Scientific Integrity Referrals (Réseau national des référents intégrité scientifiques), which enables exchanges with other higher education and research institutions in France.

Download the CPU 2017 guide

The European Data Protection Regulation in force since May 2018 RGPD requires the appointment of a DPO within universities.

Mr Hervé Isar, University Professor is appointed Data Protection Officer for AMU.
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Contact information


Audrey Janssens - Ethics Committee

Meeting Ethics Committee

  • Thursday 9 July 2020 (documents to be returned by 20 June)

  • Attention-the forms have been updated


Mediterranean Ethical Area
Timone Adult Hospital (s/soil)
264 rue Saint Pierre
13005 Marseille

Information and registration

Free, but registration required
Tel: 04 91 24 44 24

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