Different committees are established to maintaining the scientific quality of medical research.
Research Expert Committees involved in monitoring the quality of research and research proposals (e.g. VENI, VIDI, VICI, ERC and Health Ageing Pilots).
The Medical Ethical Committee (METc) to evaluate protocols for scientific research involving human beings. Such evaluation was given a legal context when on 1 December 1999, the Law on Medical Scientific Research involving Human Beings (WMO) took effect. The METc is authorized to evaluate research that is conducted by the UMCG. Contact: +31 50 – 361 4204
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to approve all animal experiments as stipulated in the Law on Animal Experiments [PDF]. At the University of Groningen, animal experiments are carried out for purposes of research and education when there are no viable alternatives.
The Central Animal Facility (CDP) supports and facilitates research and education projects involving experimental animals. A laboratory animal science specialist is employed, who can advise researchers about the optimal framework for research involving animals, and who supervises the treatment of the animals.