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Horizon Europe: How to Complete Your Ethics Self-Assessment

[April 2021] Along with the new Framework Program Horizon Europe launch, some changes to the ethics appraisal scheme have been implemented. Your application is expected to provide an ethics self-assessment in which you identify and address any relevant ethics issues in your proposed work. When applying for European funding, make sure you refer to the newest version of the “How to Complete Your Ethics Self-Assessment”.  The first version has been published on March 5, 2021., opens an external URL in a new window The European Commission will periodically update the document.

In particular, we want to draw your attention to artificial intelligence as the new ethics issue that must be addressed in the application procedure. Moreover, the concern for the misuse of research results is a cross-cutting issue, and the relevant aspects to consider have been elaborated in the “How to…” document.

We will inform you here about the upcoming European Commission Guidance Documents on Artificial Intelligence and Serious and Complex Ethics Issues as soon as they become available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: ethics@tuwien.ac.at