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Until very recently, ethical discussions were only relevant to fields of research in which research is conducted with humans, such as medicine and some social sciences. However, due to the increased involvement of humans as (in)direct research participants in the Information Sciences (IS), these ethical discussions are becoming increasingly important in the field.

A framework and processes are therefore necessary in order to ensure that research conducted under the umbrella of the Informatics Institute adheres to the highest quality academic and ethical standards. In order to do so, the legal and ethical aspects of research need to be examined before, during and after the project. This will be carried out by the Ethical Committee for Information Sciences (ECIS), which is part of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam.

Further information can be found in the links below:


  • Prof. dr. J.A. Good (IvI) - Chair
  • A. Vreeken MSc (IvI) - Secretary
  • Dr. A. Bakker (IvI)
  • Dr. W.H. Zuidema (ILLC)
  • Dr. E. Gavves (IvI)


New cases/requests must be sent to the secretary of the ECIS committee, enclosed with Appendix II of the Handbook version 1.2.


Secretary ECIS