Contact Point Ethics

The Contact Point Ethics advises you on overarching questions on the topic of ethics with regard to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation "Horizon Europe".

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Ethics is an important cross-cutting aspect in Horizon Europe. Ethical aspects play a fundamental role in all project phases: from project planning and application to project implementation and project completion. Ethical aspects should therefore be considered at an early stage. The assessment of ethical aspects ("ethics self-assessment") is obligatory in the application phase. Ethics and ethical requirements for projects are regulated in Annex 5 of the Grant Agreement.

General questions about the ethical review process and ethical aspects in Horizon Europe can be answered by the Ethics Helpdesk of the European Commission.