METc – bureau

The employees of the METc-bureau support the Medical Ethics Review Board. They guide the submission and review process but are not part of the decision itself.


All research proposals submitted to the METc are screened for omissions. When necessary, we contact the researcher for clarification or correction. Only research proposals that meet the qualifications will be tabled for review by the committee.  Sometimes review is delayed until the research submission is complete or changes have been made.

The employees of the METc-bureau can advise researchers about the necessary documentation. Per type of research different documents are required. More information about this you will find on our Submission page.

The employees of the METc-bureau can also assist with submission for regulatory approval by the CCMO and inform researchers on the progress of the submitted research proposal.


For questions regarding legal or administrative aspects or regarding your submission, please contact:

miss Souaâd Chakor, LL.M., official secretary
mr. Jan Davids, M.A., official secretary
mrs. Jo Ummels, M.A., official secretary
mrs. Petra Vos, official secretary

For general questions or regarding the registration of documents, please contact one of the employees of the secretariat:

mrs. Joke Buurman, secretary
mr. Marten Cazemier, registration
mr. Bert Dobben, registration
mrs. Barbara Orkwiszewska, secretary
mrs. Jolanda Wijngaard, administrative assistance / registration


Direct contact:
Telephone number secretariat:
+31 (0)50 361 4204

Medisch Ethische Toetsingscommissie UMCG
Visiting address(of the secretariat):
Hanzeplein 1
Building De Brug, 7th floor

Postal address:
PO Box 30 001