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Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee

Fakultät Kommissionen Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University


You will find everything you need to know about the submission modalities, meeting dates, contacts, processing times and other helpful information here.  

We work closely with the higher federal authorities in Germany, with the Association of Medical Ethics Committees and with all other national ethics committees. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions or are unclear about something. 

We wish you every success for your study project! 

Certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 27001


Alte Glockengießerei 11/1
69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 6221 56 26460
Fax: +49 6221 56 33434

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Current Notifications

Links in emails or cover letters

Please note that the complete documentation must always be transmitted with every submission to the Ethics Committee. Sending a link in an email or in a PDF file, which leads to a website or a cloud location from which the documents are to be downloaded is not accepted.  The same applies to links to “secure e-mail portals”. 

Ethics Committee employees will generally not open any links in emails or in PDF files for information security reasons! 

Instead, please use our online platform for your submission: This is very easy to use and secure as the transmission to our server is encrypted and the size of the submission is not limited. 

If it is not possible for you to submit your documents via our online platform, you may also send your submission to one of the following email addresses: 

Application documents AMG aF: V-ETHIK.AMG(at)


Other studies: submission via e-mail is not possible! 

However, we advise against a submission via email, as the transmission is not encrypted and the size per email is limited (max. 20 MB/email), which represents a possible source of errors for large submissions which have to be divided into several emails. 

accepted file formats

When submitting documents, please also note that the Heidelberg Ethics Committee (EKHD) does not accept the following file formats: 

.doc / .docx (Microsoft Word)

.ppt / .pptx (Microsoft Powerpoint)

.xls / .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

.odt (OpenOffice / Libre Office Writer)

.odp (OpenOffice / Libre Office Impress)

.sxc (OpenOffice / Libre Office Calc)

Documents should preferably be submitted as PDF files.