12th Meeting of the EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network (ERION)

12th Meeting of the EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network (ERION)

12th Meeting of the EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network (ERION)

Addressing the ethical challenges in humanities and social sciences research

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Event Date: November 21, 2023

Event time: 9:00 h - 17:00 h CET 

Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, The Pagoda Room

Event Address: Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Bruxelles, 1000 Bruxelles


About the Event

Social sciences and humanities research are nowadays deeply intertwined with other research disciplines. The integration of perspectives from different fields enriches discussions on ethical dilemmas and promotes a broader understanding of complex societal issues. Moreover, openness to insights from other disciplines allows for a holistic exploration of ethical considerations, ultimately leading to more robust and ethically sound research practices. For this reason, we invite you all to participate in the 12th ERION Meeting.

Dealing effectively with the ethical implications and issues that arise in research in the humanities and social sciences is a major challenge. Regulations and guidelines are generally not as well established as in the case of biomedical research. 

Relevant elements include the potential misuse of research findings, the consent process for participants, or methodologies that require access to data from social media or internet scraping. 

At our 12th meeting (Brussels, 21 November), we will focus on how to address the ethical challenges in humanities and social sciences research. As always, we will count on the valuable presence of the Ethics and Integrity Sector of the European Commission, as well as colleagues who will share their experiences, problems, and strategies in helping researchers to manage ethical issues in proposals and projects.



November 21, morning: Programme

November 21, afternoon: Programme


Registration Information

The afternoon part after lunch of the ERION Meeting will be shared sessions with participants of the Open Science Meeting. 

If you would also like to participate in the Open Science Meeting on November 22, while registering choose "Attending" on the offered option. The participation fee for participating is 95 euros + VAT.

Registration for this meeting is open till November 3, 2023. However, we might still be able to offer you a place afterward if someone cancels. Please, contact us at earma@earma.org


Logistic Information

The DoubleTree Hotel Brussels City is only a 15-minute walk from Grand Place.Situated across from the Botanical Garden of Brussels, it offers easy access to nature's beauty. Moreover, the hotel enjoys excellent transportation links, allowing guests to effortlessly explore the city's attractions via buses, trams, and taxis.

If accommodation is needed, we recommend staying in the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City where the event is organised, or in a close area where good options are Thon Hotel Brussels City CentreThe HoxtonHotel Indigo Brussels City, and Hotel Progress


Registration Confirmation

You can view the confirmation of your event registration in your EARMA profile under the "Account" section. Please note that you must be logged in to view these details.


Registration Fee

You can register by clicking the yellow button above. 

Member participation fee: 205 Euros + VAT 

Non-member participation fee: 310 Euros + VAT 

At own expense: Transport and accommodation


About the EARMA ERION Thematic Group

ERION is the Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network within EARMA. It is an open community to discuss the practical and implementation side of Research Ethics and Integrity. The community is for all those that need to ensure compliance, efficiency, functionality, fairness, and robustness in the practices and processes in their organisation. Such people may have titles such as Ethics/Integrity Officer, Administrator, and many others. You should have the role of a practitioner within your organisation. This event is NOT about Research in Ethics or Research Integrity.

ERION acts as a stakeholder for the European Commission DG R&I Ethics Sector. A key component of ERION are the European projects on ethics, integrity, responsible research: SOPs4RIiRECSPATTERN which are working for a strong responsible research integrity culture in Europe and increasing trust in science.

The community meets 2 to 4 times per year. Topics discussed in past ERION meetings included: Horizon Europe, Open Science, GDPR implementation, training (see report), ethics support in times of COVID-19, research evaluation and many others. More information on the EARMA website and EARMA YouTube channel.

There are around 400 members in the community. To get connected and engage with the other community members, register here



Ane Freire

Ana Freire

Ana Freire, Ph.D. in Computer Science, is the Vice Dean of Social Impact and Academic Innovation at the UPF Barcelona School of Management. Dr. Freire conducts research in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for positive social impact. In 2017 she launched STOP, a multidisciplinary project to help users with mental health issues in social media. She worked at worldwide prestigious institutions such as Yahoo Labs, the University of Glasgow, and the National Research Center of Italy. Dr. Freire has contributed with more than 50 scientific publications, several patents and accumulates numerous national and international recognitions. She was included by Business Insider in the list of 23 young Spaniards called to lead the technological revolution. She also received the Female Young Scientific Talent Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.

Dorota Lepianka

Dorota Lepianka

Dorota Lepianka, PhD in sociology, is a member of Collaborative Research Support Team at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She specializes in research ethics and integrity, and research data management. Before she moved to the field of research support, Dorota conducted cross-disciplinary and multi-method research on poverty and vulnerability, social in/exclusion, in/justice, solidarity and (European) citizenship. Through her career she was affiliated with Utrecht University, University of Tilburg, University of Bristol and Polish Academy of Sciences.