Ethical-Scientific Committee

The Ethics and Scientific Committee of the University of Costa Rica for Research, whose participants are human beings (CEC, for its acronym in Spanish), was created on June 22nd, 2000 with the aim of promoting the respect to dignity of the population, exerting control over research with people and ensuring the scientific rigor.


  • To evaluate the studies in an independent, competitive and timeless way free from political, institutional, scientific and market influence, ethically and scientifically.
  • To provide ethical guidelines for research with human beings’ participation.
  • To follow up the approved research.
  • To recommend to the Vice Rector for Research to suspend any research which does not comply with the ethical principles, which violates legal provisions or causes serious damage to the participants.
  • To disseminate and train the researchers on Bioethics and Ethics of Research

Ethics and Scientific Committee Guidelines

Informed Consent Form (Biomedical and Non-Biomedical Research)

Biomedical Research Quarterly Report Form

Expeditious Revision Form

Members of the Comittee




Dra. Karol Ramírez Chan, President Dental School Representative of the Health Area (Research) 
Dr. Jorge Sanabria León

School of Psychology

Representative of Social Sciences
Dr. Manuel Triana Ortiz School of Philosophy   Specialist Philosophy and Bio-Ethics
Dr. Rodrigo Mora Rodríguez, suplente Faculty of Microbiology Representative of the Health Area (teaching)

Dra. Sandra Silva de la Fuente


Representative of the Health Area (Research)

M.Sc. Alfonso Chacón Mata

School of Business Administration

Specialist in Human Rights and Law

Dra. María Soledad Quesada Morúa


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Dr. Derby Muñoz Rojas

Nursing School

Representative of Postgraduates on Health

Dr. Óscar  Porras  Madrigal

Faculty of Medicine

Representative of Postgraduates on Health 
M.Sc. Ana María Fournier Representante de la comunidad

Civil society


Daihanna Vanessa Hernández Arguedas
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Telephone number: (506) 2511-4201
Fax: (506) 2224-9367