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Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM FEB UI) established an independent institutional review board named Komite Etik Penelitian (KEP). KEP LPEM FEB UI is a review committee established to help in protecting the rights and welfare of human subject research. The establishment of KEP LPEM FEB UI has been approved by the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) and has also received approval from the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects. KEP LPEM FEB UI receives support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT Jakarta) through the CORE Funding at The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA).

Purpose of KEP LPEM FEB UI

Ethical review of research involving human subjects is crucial to ensure that any potential for harm is minimized and that the autonomy of the participants is respected. Researchers who are designing projects may not have sufficient objectivity to evaluate the potential harm either from the interventions or from the data collection procedures. Experience has shown that, while rare, abuses of human subjects may happen when researchers are responsible for regulating their own projects. They tend to focus on getting the research project done while neglecting the potential harm that could affect the subjects participated. An independent review process is a way to ensure that both researcher and human subject’s interest are respected.

We formalizing human subject experiment reviews to:

Assure that research held by the Faculty of Economics and Business University of Indonesia are carried out in compliance with Indonesian and international norms and regulations applicable to human subject research
Support the faculty members who wish to have their protocols reviewed and assurance that they are in compliance with both Indonesian and international norms;
Support Indonesian and International researchers carrying out studies involving human subjects in Indonesia.

Ethical Framework

KEP LPEM FEB UI will follow the ethical principles stated in the Belmont Report. This report outlines three fundamental ethical principles for any human subject research:

Respect for Persons

To respect autonomy is to give weight to autonomous persons’ considered opinions and choices while refraining from obstructing their actions unless they are clearly detrimental to others.


Maximizing benefits for the research project while minimizing risks to the research subjects.


Ensuring reasonable, non-exploitative and well-considered procedures are administered fairly (the fair distribution of costs and benefits).

Board Composition of KEP LPEM FEB UI

NameOrganizationAffiliationProfessionCommittee PositionSpecialization
Prani SastionoFEB UIAffiliatedScientistChairEconomics
Lina MarlianiJ-PAL Southeast AsiaNon-AffiliatedNon-ScientistCo-ChairSocial Protection
Arie DamayantiFEB UIAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberEconomics
Wahyu PramonoLPEM FEB UIAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberEconomics
Buhat Siswi YuliantoJ-PAL Southeast AsiaNon-AffiliatedNon-ScientistBoard MemberBusiness
Teguh KurniawanUniversitas IndonesiaAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberPublic Administration
Retno PudjiatiUniversitas IndonesiaAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberPsychology
Beta YulianitaFEB UINon-AffiliatedScientistBoard MemberRegional Economics
Jahen Fachrul RezkiLPEM FEB UIAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberDevelopment Economics
Yulianti AbbasFEB UIAffiliatedScientistBoard MemberAccounting
Lani EvayaniNon-AffiliatedNon-ScientistBoard MemberLayperson
Elizabeth IndriartiNon-AffiliatedNon-ScientistBoard MemberLayperson

Currently KEP LPEM FEB UI continues to expand and diversify the board composition. If you are interested to join KEP LPEM FEB UI as board member, please contact