There will be no new recruitment of subjects, but there will be some new analyses of existing data. Furthermore, there will be handling of existing data. No subjects in the cohorts will be approached for new information. All the works fall under existing ethic approvals.
The participants of the project will adhere to the relevant Ethical rules and any national legislation, particularly:
- The charter of Fundamental rights of the EU
- Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
- Helsinki Declaration in its latest version
- Convention of the Council of Europe on Human Rights and Biomedicine signed in Oviedo on 4 April 1997, and the Additional Protocol on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings signed in Paris 12 January 1998
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Universal Declaration on the human genome and human rights adapted by UNESCO.
The project has taken into account the opinions of the European Group of Advisers on the Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (1991-1997) and the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (as from 1998).
We have read the guidance available on the web: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html
An overiew on ethical issues within the Enrieco project can be found in the following document (Ethical Issues_Enrieco.Pdf)