Expert group for misconduct in research

The expert group for misconduct in research consists of a chair and six other members. The chair must be or have previously been a permanent judge. The other members must have academic expertise in different fields of research and one of the members must be an ethics expert.

 

On 1 January 2010, the Ethics Review Appeals Board (then the Central Ethical Review Board) was given a new task. In accordance with Section 9 of the Statute (2007:1068) containing instructions for the Ethics Review Appeals Board, an expert group for misconduct in research has been appointed. The expert group shall, at the request of a university or other Higher Education Institute (HEI) that has the State as principal and which is covered by the Higher Education Act (1992:1434), issue a statement on cases concerning investigations of suspected misconduct in research, artistic research and development work.

Appointed by the Government

The expert group for misconduct in research consists of a chair and six other members. The chair must be or have previously been a permanent judge. The other members must have academic expertise in different fields of research and one of the members must be an ethics expert. All members of the expert group have personal substitutes. All members and substitutes are appointed by the Government for a determined period (Sections 9-11 of the Statute containing instructions for the Ethics Review Appeals Board).

The investigative responsibility of Higher Education Institutions

In accordance with Chapter 1 Section 16 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), a Higher Education Institution (HEI) which via a report or other means is made aware of a suspicion of misconduct in research, artistic development or other developmental work at the HEI must carry out an investigation. During the investigation, the HEI may obtain a statement from the expert group for misconduct in research at the Ethics Review Appeals Board. If the person who reported the suspicion of misconduct - or the person suspected - so requests, the HEI shall obtain this statement. It is, however, not necessary to obtain a statement if the HEI deems that it is clearly unnecessary.

The expert group for misconduct in research is a member of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices, ENRIO.

Member and chair   Personal substitute

Lena Berke, former President at Stockholm City Court 

Jerry Eriksson, Senior Judge of Appeal

Members with academic expertise

Elisabeth Rachlew, Professor 

Sofia Feltzing, Professor

Ulrik Ringborg, Professor

Holger Luthman, Professor

Elin Wihlborg, Professor

Aleksander Giwercman, Professor

Lena Halldenius, Professor

Björn Petersson, Associate Professor

Göran Sandberg, Professor

Karin Sporre, Professor 

Jack Lysholm, Professor

Per Carlbring, Professor

 

Scheduled meetings for 2019

Monday 14 January
Monday 11 February
Monday 11 March
Monday 8 April
Monday 13 May
Monday 10 June