This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) sets requirements and provides guidelines for ethics assessment of research and innovation.
The CWA aims to improve the quality of ethics assessment and harmonise ethics assessment practices.
The CWA consists of two parts:
- part 1 Ethics committee; Part 1 provides recommendations for the ethics committees on practices and procedures;
- part 2 Ethical impact assessment framework. This part provides a practical, policy-oriented guide for researchers and ethics assessors on the different stages of the ethical impact assessment (EIA) process.
Both parts of the CWA are of interest to organisations or agents involved in performing, commissioning or funding research and innovation, and therefore have a responsibility to address ethical issues.
The focus of the CWA is on ethics assessment, not on ethical guidance.