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The Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM FEB UI) has established an independent Institutional Review Board called the Research Ethics Committee (KEP). KEP LPEM FEB UI is a review committee established to assist in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects in research.


When bulan November 2022, KEP FEB UI melakukan sosialisasi kepada Fakultas Ilmu Administrasi (FIA) Universitas Indonesia untuk mempersiapkan pendirian komite etik. Dalam pertemuan daring ini, KEP FEB UI membagikan pengalaman terkait perizinan dan pendirian KEP.

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Sejalan dengan upaya peningkatan kapasitas Anggota KEP FEB UI, KEP akan mengadakan Learning Series: CITI Program yang terfokus pada penyelesaian modul course CITI Program yang akan difasilitiasi oleh Tim Administrator dan Anggota KEP lainnya. Sesi tersebut akan diadakan setiap bulan secara daring.

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I would like to take the CITI Program course as a proof of credentials for research involving human subjects. Is the course I must take called "Social and Behavioral Research"?
  • Yes, you can simply complete the course "Social Behavioral Research." However, you can take other CITI Program classes if you wish.
  • Make sure the class you have taken is “Social and Behavioral Research.”
  • Make sure your CITI Program certificate has not expired.
  • Other credentials of research training with human subjects can be proven in addition to the CITI Program certificate.

Does undergraduate and graduate student research require KEP ethics approval?
  • If a postgraduate student's research falls within the definition of research involving human subjects, then the research requires KEP's ethical approval.

    Currently, KEP has not yet opened submissions for undergraduate students. However, KEP strongly encourages undergraduate students from the University of Indonesia to take human subjects training from the CITI Program. CITI Training program is free for the entire University of Indonesia academic community.

  • Yes, they can. Please attach a cover letter from the relevant institution/university when submitting.

  • The Personnel List contains a list of all members of the research team involved in the research in any role (Principal Researcher, Associate Researcher, to Research Assistant) and from any institution All individuals listed on the Personnel List are required to attach proof of their human subjects research training credentials.

  • KEP does not provide a specific consent form format, but KEP does provide examples of consent forms (currently only available in Bahasa Indonesia) that can be used as a reference as well as a guide (currently only available in Bahasa Indonesia) to understand the important elements that must be included in a consent form. 


  • Please attach a questionnaire/list of questions/consent form in the language that will be used for the interview process with the subjects.
  • Informed consent form is an integral part of the study where the subject declares consent to participate in the study. However, there are studies where the research team does not use informed consent form for some reason. If the research team has a clear reason and justification for not using consent form, please include the Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent Form in the application.
  • Please attach evidence (in any document or form) that the research is also in the process of being submitted to another IRB.

  • If the research is sponsored by an external party, please attach a copy of the funding proposal to the submission. 
Is there a fee for applying for KEP’s ethics approval?
  • Currently there is no charge for applying for KEP’s ethics approval.

My research has received KEP approval and is ongoing, but I would like to remove some questions from the questionnaire instrument. Do I still have to submit an amendment request to KEP?
  • Yes, you do. Please submit all types of research protocol changes to KEP. 

I am interested in becoming a KEP Member. How can I register to become one?
  • Please send an email to KEP ( with the subject “KEP Member Registration - (your name)” and attach your CV/resume.

  • KEP members can apply for ethics approval. However, the said member may not be involved in the protocol review process and the discussion and voting for the relevant protocol at the Full Board meeting.

What kinds of research are required to be reviewed and approved through ethics review by an Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
  • All research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (KEP is an IRB). The involvement of human subjects includes direct or indirect interventions or interactions (e.g. collection of identified secondary data). Written approval from KEP must be obtained before research activities involving human subjects (e.g. subject recruitment) are initiated.

  • It depends on the level of research risk and the type of review being conducted. The estimated time required by KEP is 3-7 weeks from the deadline of the submission cycle each month. Therefore, KEP recommends researchers to submit an ethics review 2 months before conducting the research. Further provisions regarding the estimation of the review process and the steps for ethical review of new applications can be accessed at: New Submission.

  • You may submit an ethics review to KEP LPEM FEB UI. We recommend that you also submit an application to the local IRB in the country where your research is being conducted.Institutional Review Board lokal di negara lokasi penelitian Anda dilakukan.

Common Mistakes in Application
Incomplete instruments for data collection
  • Please send all the instruments for each type of data collection you are going to do (e.g. collecting interview survey instruments and online survey questionnaires if you are going to do both).

    KEP can not process the application before the investigators complete all the data collection instruments.

  • Please use the latest version of the forms and guidelines available on the KEP website: Forms and Guidelines. 
  • Pemohon hanya dapat menggunakan dokumen Contoh Form PSP sebagai reference (not a template).Please adjust the informed consent to your study needs.

Not making a Personnel list document
  • For new application, investigators are required to submit a Personnel list document which contains all individuals (PI, Co-PI, assistant, etc.) who will be involved in the study. 

  • Please fill in the information in each form consistently..

    For example: The researcher explains that there will be a video-recording on the Application Form but it is not explained in the Informed Consent and Research Protocol Checklist Form. slot dana