Partners of the Search and Rescue Consortium commit themselves to adhere to fundamental ethical principles and relevant national, Union and international legislation, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Right. Particular attention shall be paid to the principle of proportionality, the right to privacy, the right to the protection of personal data, the right to the physical and mental integrity of a person, the right to non-discrimination and the need to ensure high levels of human health protection. This Ethical Protocol materialises this commitment by identifying the partner’s responsibilities and describing the procedures and methodology to ensure that S&R research activities and pilot testing are ethically sound. In addition, this Deliverable provides guidelines to ensure the compliance of the research activities with EU and national data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It also contains templates of an information sheet and an informed consent form to be presented to all participants in the research and data collection activities to ensure they are fully aware of the extent of their involvement in the project and how their data is safeguarded and used. Finally, compliance of the project research activities, and hence of the S&R platform and methodology, with ethical standards and guidelines is further ensured through the establishment of an Ethical Board of experts. This Ethical Board will monitor all ethics-related aspects in the S&R project and will consult the project consortium on the potential ethical impacts of the activities undertaken.
|Commissioning body||European Commission|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sep 2020|