Research Ethics

In accordance with the ESS ERIC Statutes (Article 23.3), the ESS ERIC subscribes to the Declaration on Professional Ethics of the International Statistical Institute.

The ESS ERIC Research Ethics Committee (REC) was established in 2015 and its members include Nicolas Sauger (Scientific Advisory Board - France), Cristiano Vezzoni (National Coordinator - Italy), Edith de Leeuw (Methods Advisory Board - Netherlands), Gert Wagner (ordinary member - Germany), Emily Gilbert (ordinary member - UK), Julie de Jong (ordinary member - USA), Øyvind Straume (Data Protection Officer - Norway).

The Research Ethics Committee reviews applications for studies for which the ESS ERIC is directly responsible, that is, which it directly contracts.

A Privacy notice for ESS Round 9 target respondents is available on this page.

If you have any problems, concerns or questions about an ESS ERIC study, please contact the Secretary to the ESS ERIC Research Ethics Committee (