Ethical-Scientific Committee

The Ethics and Scientific Committee of the University of Costa Rica for Research, whose participants are human beings (CEC, for its acronym in Spanish), was created on June 22nd, 2000 with the aim of promoting the respect to dignity of the population, exerting control over research with people and ensuring the scientific rigor.
 

FUNCTIONS

  • To evaluate the studies in an independent, competitive and timeless way free from political, institutional, scientific and market influence, ethically and scientifically.
  • To provide ethical guidelines for research with human beings’ participation.
  • To follow up the approved research.
  • To recommend to the Vice Rector for Research to suspend any research which does not comply with the ethical principles, which violates legal provisions or causes serious damage to the participants.
  • To disseminate and train the researchers on Bioethics and Ethics of Research

Ethics and Scientific Committee Guidelines

Informed Consent Form (Biomedical and Non-Biomedical Research)

Biomedical Research Quarterly Report Form

Expeditious Revision Form

Members of the Comittee

Name

Unit

Professional Area

Contact

M.Sc.Alfonso Chacón Mata, PRESIDENTE

Law School

Specialist in Human Rights and Law

achaconm@yahoo.com

M.Sc.Melissa Andrea Salas Brenes,suplente

Law School

Specialist in Human Rights and Law

melisalas@hotmail.com

Dr. Manuel Triana Ortiz, propietario  

School of Philosophy  

Specialist Philosophy and Bio-Ethics  

manuel.triana@ucr.ac.cr

M.Ph. Jimmy Washburn Calvo, suplente

School of Philosophy  

Specialist Philosophy and Bio-Ethics

jimmy.washburn@ucr.ac.cr

Dra. Sandra Silva de la Fuente, propietaria

CIBCM

Representative of the Health Area (teaching)

sandra.silva@ucr.ac.cr

Dr. Rodrigo Mora Rodríguez, suplente

Faculty of Microbiology

Representative of the Health Area (teaching)

rigomoracr@yahoo.com

Dra. Sandra Badilla Chaves, propietaria

Faculty of Pharmacy

Representative of the Health Area (Research) 

sandra.badilla@ucr.ac.cr

Dra. Karol Ramírez Chan, suplente

Dental School

Representative of the Health Area (Research) 

karol.ramirez@ucr.ac.cr

Dra. María Soledad Quesada Morúa,propietaria

INIFAR

Representative of the Health Area (Council of the Area)

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Dr. Derby Muñoz Rojas, suplente

Nursing School

Representative of the Health Area (Council of the Area)

derby.munoz@ucr.ac.cr

Dra. Eugenia Corrales Aguilar, propietaria

Faculty of Microbiology

Representative of Postgraduates on Health

 

Dr. Óscar  Porras  Madrigal, suplente

Faculty of Medicine

Representative of Postgraduates on Health

 

CONTACT

Daihanna Vanessa Hernández Arguedas
Secretary
Email address: cec.vi@ucr.ac.cr
Telephone number: (506) 2511-4201
Fax: (506) 2224-9367