Support for research ethics

Research Integrity Advisors and the Development Specialist for research ethics offer support for the university staff in questions regarding research ethics.

Research Integrity Advisors

The Research Integrity Advisors of the University of Turku offer confidential and impartial guidance for the University staff on different kinds of problematic situations related to research integrity. The staff may ask for their advice both as a precaution and when suspecting misconduct. The advisors offer support to researchers across faculty boundaries.

You can meet the Research Integrity Advisors personally or contact them by email or phone. However, it is advised that the first contact is made by email.

Associate Professor Leo Lahti
University Lecturer Helena Siipi
Postdoctoral Researcher Susanne Uusitalo

Support for research ethics and data protection

The development specialist for research ethics Kirsi Klemelä is responsible for developing and upholding the university’s processes regarding research ethics. She upholds the procedures for handling allegations of misconduct of research at the university. The development specialist Jaakko Kuha offers support in questions regarding ethical review. Both of them act as the preparers and secretaries of the Ethics Committee for Human Sciences.

Development specialist Kirsi Klemelä
+358 29 450 3508
+358 50 303 0346

Development specialist Jaakko Kuha
+358 29 450 3663
+358 50 339 4264

The lawyers offer support in matters related to data protection and the data protection officer in matters related to the impact assessment of the research.

Lawyer Timo Juhola
+358 29 450 2161
+358 50 560 2276

Lawyer Perttu Tuuppa
+358 29 450 4935
+358 40 094 4282

Data Protection officer Onerva Steudle
+358 29 450 3009
+358 50 490 7736