Ethics Committee

Active since 2006, the Ethics Committee of the University of Milan expresses an opinion on studies submitted by researchers working at the University for the purposes of:

  • protecting the rights, dignity, integrity and well-being of the human beings involved
  • ensuring environmental stewardship, protection and conservation
  • promoting and ensuring compliance with Research Integrity.
    His opinion is normally required to submit research projects to national, EU or international institutions for funding applications and for publication in most scientific journals. The Ethics Committee does not have competence on clinical trials of drugs pursuant to article 3 of the relevant regulation, stating that “the functions reserved by law to the ethics committees of other institutions, namely hospitals, are outside the province of the University Ethics Committee".

Since June 2014, it has been the responsibility of the Animal Welfare Board (OPBA) to express opinions on the ethical profiles of scientific, experimental or educational research activities that exclusively involve animals or biological animal-derived materials.

Research Ethics and Ethics Committee Support Office

Maria Lidia Mantia (responsible)
[email protected]
Tel. +39 02 503.12667

Alice Posfortunato
[email protected]
Tel. +39 02 503.12660

[email protected]

Request an opinion from the Ethics Committee

If you are a researcher and want an opinion on a research project, please visit [email protected]

The Committee is appointed every three academic years. It includes internal scientific experts and one external member, specialising in different fields:

  • Margherita Maria Ramajoli, full professor of Administrative Law - academic field IUS/10, President
  • Daniela Milani, senior associate professor of Ecclesiastical and Canon Law - academic field SSD IUS/11
  • Giovanni Ziccardi, senior associate professor of Philosophy of Law – academic field IUS/20
  • Chiara Ragni, senior associate professor of International Law - academic field IUS/13
  • Luigi Sironi, senior associate professor of Pharmacology – academic field BIO/14
  • Valeria Edefonti, senior associate professor of Medical Statistics – academic field MED/01
  • Paolo Tremolada, senior associate professor of Ecology - academic field BIO/07
  • Giuseppe Curigliano, senior associate professor of Medical Oncology - academic field MED/06
  • Beatrice Magni, senior associate professor of Political Philosophy - academic field SPS/01
  • Francesca Minerva, research fellow of Moral Philosophy - academic field M-FIL/03
  • Domenico Mavilio, senior associate professor of Technical Sciences for Laboratory Medicine- academic field MED/46
  • Patrizia Borsellino, full professor of Philosophy of Law – academic field IUS/20 – University of Milano-Bicocca.

The meetings of the Ethics Committee will be held on the following dates:

  • 18 January 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: January 3rd, 9 am)
  • 20 February 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: February 3rd, 9 am)

The Research Ethics and Ethics Committee Support Office informs that the maximum number of projects that can be examined in the January 2023 session has been reached. As a consequence of this, the projects sent starting from 16 January 2023 will in any case be taken care of, but discussed in subsequent sessions according to the order of presentation and taking into account the completeness of the documentation at the time of the request.

  • 21 March 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: March 3rd, 9 am)

The Research Ethics and Ethics Committee Support Office informs that the maximum number of projects that can be examined in the March 2023 session has been reached. As a consequence of this, the projects sent starting from 3 February 2023 will in any case be taken care of, but discussed in subsequent sessions according to the order of presentation and taking into account the completeness of the documentation at the time of the request.

  • 18 April 2023, 2 pm - Room I (document submission deadline: March 31st, 9 am)
  • 25 May 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: May 11th, 9 am)
  • 20 June 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: June 1st, 9 am)
  • 17 July 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: June 30th, 9 am)
  • 19 September 2023, 2 pm - Room II (document submission deadline: Septempber 1st, 9 am).

The document submission deadline date is valid unless the maximum number of projects that can be examined earlier is reached. The minutes of the Ethics Committee meetings are available to Committee members only on Unimibox.