Institutional Review Board (IRB-DMIF)

The Institutional Review Board of DMIF (IRB-DMIF) is a committee independent from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (DMIF).

The IRB-DMIF is entitled to express opinions concerning the compliance with ethical principles of research and studies involving humans conducted by members of the DMIF and falling outside the competence of the Unique Regional Ethics Committee (CEUR) of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.


For the three-year period 2024-2027, the IRB-DMIF members are:

Federico Costantini – President

Niki Martinel – Vice President

Fabio Buttussi

Vincenzo Della Mea

Manuela Farinosi

Stefano Burigat

Eddy Maddalena



The IRB-DMIF formulates, at the request of members of the DMIF, opinions of conformity to ethical principles regarding studies and research – carried out by members of the DMIF – that involve evaluations with users, in presence or remotely, concerning software and/or hardware systems, analysis of data collected through software and elaboration of socio-cultural profiles. The legal, ethical and moral responsibility of those who propose and conduct studies and research withstand.


Requests for opinions have to be submitted by the applicant through the form available at the URL For assistance and further information, please write to

Documentation has to include the following information:

  1. Title of the study
  2. Principal Investigator (PI)
  3. Members of the research group
  4. Funding sources
  5. Duration of the research
  6. Purpose of the trial
  7. Participants to be involved in the study
  8. Method of recruiting participants
  9. Tasks assigned to participants and tools used to perform the tasks
  10. Measurements taken on participants and instruments used for measurement
  11. Detailed experimental procedure
  12. Critical issues (ethical, security, data protection, other risks) and actions taken to mitigate them, namely regarding the protection of confidentiality, integrity and availability of data (backup, storage, access credentials)
  13. Disclosure notice provided to participants for the purpose of informed consent
  14. Data protection documentation that can be filled by accessing (choose “Accesso Federato” and use “” email credentials):
    • research project form (scheda “progetto ricerca”)
    • disclosure notice (if necessary)
    • joint controller agreements or appointment of external data processor (if necessary)

Requests have to be submitted within 15 business days prior to each scheduled session. Requests received after this deadline will be reviewed by IRB-DMIF within 60 days of receipt of the request, convening, if necessary, an extraordinary session.


IRB-DMIF sessions are scheduled at least once every four months.

In 2024, the following sessions are planned:

  • June 11, 2024, at 14:30
  • October 15, 2024, at 14:30

Previous sessions:

  • December 22, 2021, at 14:30
  • February 8, 2022, at 14:30
  • May 24, 2022, at 14:30
  • September 27, 2022, at 14:30
  • February 7, 2023, at 14:30
  • May 23, 2023, at 14:30
  • August 31, 2023, at 14:30 (special session)
  • September 26, 2023, at 14:30
  • December 19, 2023, at 14:30 (special session)
  • February 20, 2024, at 14:30
  • May 23, 2024, at 16:00 (special session)