Ethics Committee

The world of research is an ever-changing 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? "Which way to go? ».
The Ethics Committee, a forum for multidisciplinary exchanges and debates, is responsible for 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, is dedicated to reflecting on the ethical issues raised by the research protocols presented. Its role is to offer a concrete evaluation of the ethical conformity of research projects carried out by the AMU scientific community. The Ethics Committee shall issue a written opinion on the research protocol submitted for review.

Research work associated with master's and doctoral theses may be submitted to the Ethics Committee. These projects must be supervised by the scientific leader (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
4-Information notice for minors

Ethics and national legislation

Law No. 2012-300 of 5 March 2012 on research involving the human person (known as the Jardé Law)

The decree implementing the Jardé law on research involving the human person (Decree No. 2016-1537 of 16 November 2016) was published on 17 November 2016 in the Official Gazette. This decree specifies the procedures for carrying out research involving the human person. In particular, it specifies the definitions applicable to the various categories of research, the functioning of the committees for the protection of persons and the national commission for research involving the human person, and the rules applicable to vigilance.

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

The law stipulates that the CPP competent to examine a research project prior to its implementation is designated randomly (Article L. 1123-6 of the CSP). The random designation of the PPC applies to all cases within the jurisdiction of a PPC.

As of 2 July 2018, exchanges between sponsors and CPPs are now managed by the information system for research involving the human person (SI RIPH). This information system allows for the simplification and fluidity of the management of research files involving the human person. To obtain the random designation of a CPP, you will need to log on to the RIPH SI 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 can proceed to the creation of a research file with all its attachments to be submitted for advice to a PPC. On this account you will also be able to follow all your research files submitted on the site.

-For any research project, you will also be asked to provide the unique registration number of the research (EUDRACT No. for interventional research on a drug, or CBRN-ID No. provided by the ANSM for all other research), as well as the title of the research.

-You will submit your research file to the draw once you have submitted all the documents making up the file (see the decrees setting out the content and methods of presentation of the application file).

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

-You can only request the designation of a PPC 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.

Establishment of 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:

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

It participates in the National Network of Scientific Integrity Referees, 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 DPR requires the appointment of a DPO in universities.

Mr Hervé Isar, University Professor is appointed Data Protection Officer for AMU.
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Useful links


Contact information


Audrey Janssens - Ethics Committee
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Meeting Ethics Committee

  • Thursday, 5 March 2020 (applications must be received by 15 February at the latest)

  • Beware-the forms have been updated


Summer School July 3, 2019 - Review of the Summer School of the Faculty of Law-Democracy and Justice organised by Professor Hélène Thomas Laboratoire LTD

The conferences of the Mediterranean Ethical Area

Debate on "Ethics, Law and Responsibility": Tuesday 15 October 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00

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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