Welcome to the website of the Research Ethics Committee of the FH Vorarlberg! 

Our Mission

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) of the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences reviews research proposals that involve human participants to address ethical considerations and issues. The aim is to ensure that research proposals are ethically acceptable in accordance with relevant ethical standards and guidelines. The review process and vote conclude with the issuing of a REC ethical approval.  

Our Working Principles 

  •  Statute 
  •  Policy and procedure 
  • Criteria for the review of applications

Submit a Proposal for an Ethics Review 

The University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg staff member/s and students are eligible to apply for ethics review before data collection begins. Students affiliated with the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences Master’s degree programmes are eligible to submit an ethics review application that includes the signature of the Master thesis or project supervisor.  

Research projects proposed by staff member/s of University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg in cooperation with affiliated partner organisations is eligible for ethics review. It is conditional that the staff member of University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg is significantly involved in the proposed research to be submitted for ethics review by the REC. 

Please ensure that the application for ethics review  is signed and submitted Application Form - either in person or scanned with a certified digital signature. Email applications can be submitted to katrin.paldan@fhv.at

To ensure that your application is processed before the start of the research project, please complete the submission at least six weeks prior to the start of the proposed research. 

To apply for the ethics review, please submit the following documentation: 

  • research proposal (briefly explain your research project) 
  • informed consent form (for participants to sign) 
  • written debriefing (when applicable) 
  • research instruments/tools (questionnaire or sample questions etc) 
  • declaration of previous ethics votes (when applicable) 

Templates for the Application Form

Members of the Research Ethics Committee

Dr. Katrin Paldán
Senior Researcher

+43 5572 792 7306
katrin.paldan@fhv.at

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Mag. Fabian A. Rebitzer
Head of the research Centre for Social and Economics Sciences, Unit for Diversity and Equal Treatment

+43 5572 792 5307
fabian.rebitzer@fhv.at

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Dr. Andrea Kuckert-Wöstheinrich, MSc
Programme Director Health Care and Nursing BSc

+43 5572 792 5901
andrea.kuckert@fhv.at

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Stefanie Neyer MSc
Lecturer

+43 5572 792 5906
stefanie.neyer@fhv.at

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Sharon du Plessis-Schneider, MSW, DSAin
Lecturer

+43 5572 792 3213
sharon.schneider@fhv.at

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Karin Trommelschläger, MSc
Research Assistant

+43 5572 792 7307
karin.trommelschlaeger@fhv.at

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Gastprof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Weber, MA, MAS
Lecturer

+43 5572 792 3214
wolfgang.weber@fhv.at

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Contact persons Research Ethics Committee

Dr. Katrin Paldán
Senior Researcher

+43 5572 792 7306
katrin.paldan@fhv.at

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Mag. Fabian A. Rebitzer
Head of the research Centre for Social and Economics Sciences, Unit for Diversity and Equal Treatment

+43 5572 792 5307
fabian.rebitzer@fhv.at

Details