In accordance with Section 30 of the 2002 Universities Act, Section 8c of the Federal Hospitals and Sanatoria Act, the Ethics Committee has no authority in matters falling within the responsibility of the Ethics Committee and other corresponding federal and state regulations, or in the area of responsibility held by the Animal Ethics Council.
In accordance with § 30 of the 2002 Universities Act, the JKU Ethics Commission for evaluating clinical trials involving drugs and medical devices, as well as new medical methods and applied medical research involving humans, conducted at the JKU's Faculty of Medicine, the Kepler University Hospital, other hospitals and facilities, and physicians in private practice located in Upper Austria. As a certified ethics committee, the JKU-EK is responsible for evaluating applications submitted for multicenter clinical trials in accordance with § 41b para. 1 of the Austrian Medicines Act (AMG as amended by Federal Law BulletinI No. 23/2020) and § 17 of the Medical Devices Act 2021.
In addition, the Ethics Committee is responsible for evaluating nursing research projects, the use of new nursing and treatment approaches, and new methods of nursing and treatment.
Please see: https://www.jku.at/medizinische-fakultaet/organisation/jku-ethikkommission/ to learn more.