What is it?
They are the academic, independent bodies, outside the political, organizational or commercial influence of third parties, in charge of safeguarding and ensuring the respect, freedom, autonomy, dignity and privacy of the research subjects.
Also, the committees are called to ensure compliance with the laws. For example, the Human Ethics Committee, the Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals (CICUA) and the Biodiversity Ethics Committee.
To present an investigation, direct contact is required with those responsible and participants of the Ethics Committee of the area of interest.