Application for approvals


The Regional Committee for Medical and Healthcare Research Ethics (REK) must pre-approve medical and healthcare research on humans, human biological material or health information. 

Other project types that will process health information may need exemption from the duty of confidentiality. The table below gives an overview of which approval bodies and reporting bodies apply to the various project types. It is noted that all project types are obliged to consult with the data protection officer before the processing of health information is initiated. This applies particularly in cases where there is no other approval authority. ​

Overview of approval and reporting bodies