Directory of local ethics committees - call for tenders

September 4, 2002

Brussels, 03 Sep 2002

The European Commission's Research DG has issued a call for tenders for support producing a European directory of local ethics committees.

The European Commission intends to launch an invitation to tender within the framework of the European research area and the implementation of the science and society action plan ethics committees.

The purpose of this tender is:

- to establish a complete directory of local ethics committees in the EU, in candidate countries and other countries associated to the Fifth Framework programme for research including Turkey and Switzerland;

- to analyse the main challenges and difficulties in the functioning of these committees and main needs to improve their functioning.

The contract will contribute to the implementation of both the European research area and the science and society action plan's objective to foster the networking of local committees at European level. This is in line with the policy of the Sixth Framework programme (Article 3), which says that EC research activities have to conform with the ethical principles stated in the European Charter of fundamental rights.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Research
Attn: Mrs Barbara Rhode
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
Office SDME 6/44
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 295 9888
Fax +32 2 298 4694

To see the call text, please consult the following web address: k-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=136147-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 25.09.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 15.10.2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 170-136147 of 03.09.2002

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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