Human studies – ethical permissions are approved

Human studies have to be conducted during the last experimental step of FUNCFOOD project. Since 1st of January 2004, a law has been in force which deals with vetting the ethics of research that involves humans. It encompasses research involving living persons, but it also covers such areas as research on the deceased, biological material from people and research that involves dealing with sensitive information about people or personal information concerning offences against the law. The web site which summarizes the regulations is available at The most important change has been made regarding to the Act (2003:460) concerning the Ethical Review Act (ethical review act). More information regarding this issue is available at


We are proud to inform that ethical permissions have recently been approved for each beneficiary involved in the research on humans within FUNCFOOD.