Regulation and Ethical Committee approval
Observational studies require the advice of the CCTIRS and then the authorization of the CNIL for the treatment of personal health data.
Persons included in the study must be personally informed through a written document of the objectives of the study and on the treatment of data, as well as on their right to object, of access and of rectification, no written consent is required.
Evaluation of the project by the CCTIRS takes one month, followed by 2 months for evaluation by CNIL.
Protocol can be in English but resume must be in French.
Addresses & websites
CCTIRS = Comité Consultatif sur le Traitement de l’Information en matière de Recherche dans le Domaine de la Santé
Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
A l’attention de Monsieur Jean-Louis Serre
Direction de la Recherche et de l’Innovation
1, rue Descartes, 75231 PARIS Cedex 05
Instruction on the dossier on the site:
CNIL online Submission
8 rue Vivienne 75083 Paris cedex 02
T. 01 53 73 22 22 - F. 01 53 73 22 00
|Country||EC submission||HA submission/ notification||Comments|
|France||CCTIRS (1-2 months)||NO||
|Germany||CEC & LEC||Notification||
|Italy||CEC & LEC (45+30 days)||AIFA notification||Internal hospital approval might be required|
|Netherlands||YES (~2 months)||NO||
|Spain||YES (~ 60 days)||First submission for classification then CEC & LEC|
|Belgium||YES (60 days)||NO||
CEC = Country Ethical Committee
LEC = Local Ethical Committee
|General||Protocol (in English in most countries); synopsis and ICF in local language; CRF|
|France||Expanded protocol synopsis|
|Germany||Statement for data protection, financial disclosure form (might not be required if it relates to investigator fees), list of sites (can be updated), National coordinator, signature page, add. EC forms, draft contract and budget (might not be required if it relates to investigator fees)|
|Italy||List of sites, contract (might not be required if it relates to investigator fees), observational Study Declaration, National Coordinator|
|Spain||Protocol fully translated, site Budget (might not be required if it relates to investigator fees), MoH classification letter, submission until 5th day of the month|
|UK||Protocol, GP letter, Insurance certificate, DP|
|Netherlands||Protocol in English, synopsis in local language, ICF, CRF, DP|