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Ethical committee

On January 24th, 2018, the Central Emilia Wide Area Ethical Committee of the Emilia-Romagna Region (CE-AVEC) settled at the University General Hospital Sant’Orsola-Malpighi of Bologna.

The body unifies the territorial competences of the following Ethical Committees, which terminated their activities on December 31st, 2017:

  • The inter-company Ethical Committee of Bologna and Imola;
  • The Ethical Committee of the Province of Ferrara;
  • The Ethical Committee of the University General Hospital Sant’Orsola-Malpighi of Bologna;
  • The Ethical Committee of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute.

The CE-AVEC has jurisdiction in the evaluation of the clinical studies conducted in the Provinces of Bologna and Ferrara.

In order to perform its activities, the CE-AVEC avails itself of four Local Secretariats (SLs). The one located at the University General Hospital of Bologna also serves as the Body’s coordination secretariat.

  • For submission of studies to the AVEC Ethics Committee, requests for evaluation of studies and amendments, other communications, documents shall be sent to the Clinical Trial Center (CTC) of the Rizzoli Institute, which will proceed in the verification and will forward them to the local secretary of the CE-AVEC.
  • For communications and enquiries concerning the trials, please contact the Local IOR – CE AVEC Secretary, located by the Pharmacy, via G.C.Pupilli 1, 40136 Bologna Italy - e-mail
The year 2022 sessions calendar, with the specification of the deadline for the transmission of the documentation to the secretary of the Ethical Committee is available in Italian here. The documentation must be transmitted to the Clinical Trial Center (CTC) of the Rizzoli Institute at least 7 days before the deadline, to allow their verification and possible requests for integrations. 

For information concerning the calendar of sessions, check-lists on documents to submit, specific sets of forms to compile for each center, the possible monetary fees and any other information on the CE-AVEC, please visit the dedicated website (in Italian).

For information about the compilation of the DPIA (Data protection Impact Assessment - Impact assessment on data protection) - a mandatory fulfillment to start studies in which IOR has the ownership of the processing of personal data - contact the SS Research Administration - email: For documentation related to the DPIA (Data protection Impact Assessment - Data protection impact assessment) please refer to the company intranet page:

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