D 6.2 H - Requirement No. 4

Activities taken up within the TICASS project show respect for people and for human diginity and fair distribution of the benefits and burden of research. Values, rights and interests of research participants are protected complying with ethical principles, applicable international, EU and national law. Therefore before starting the empirical research within the TICASS project we have received acceptance of the relevant academic ethical committees in the countries where the research will be conducted that is, by: 

Academic Ethic Committee at Academy of Art in Szczecin (Poland) – 18th of April 2017 
Ethical Committee for Academic Research of the Polish University Abroad in London (UK) – 18th of January 2018  
La Commissione di Garanzia dell’Universita’ degli Studi di Macerata (Italy) – 7th of March 2018  
Ethics Review Committee, accreditted by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (Nacosti, Kenya) – 28th of March 2018  
Statutory Declaration of Rector of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) – 19th of April 2018 

In this way, we confirm that the ethical standards and guidelines of Horizon2020 will be rigorously applied, regardless of the country in which the research is carried out and with special care and sensitivity during the research in Kenya. 

Apart from the official, institutional acceptance of the TICASS research procedure, each researcher participating in the TICASS project accepts the ethical standards and guidelines of Horizon2020, especially the European Charter for Researchers and Guidance note for Researchers and Evaluators of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, understanding that Ethics is an integral part of this research. 

Signed official acceptances of the TICASS research procedure and Researcher Ethical Approvals are kept on file. 
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