The ethics commission of the German Society of Linguistics defines at its duty the task to assess the  ethical validity of experimental methods in linguistics. A detailed description of this task can be found in the Ordnung of the ethics commission (German version only).

If you want to contact the ethics commission, please consult the Hinweise zur Antragstellung first (German version only).

There are fees to pay for an ethics vote, which will be billed after your request. Requests must be sent in written form (or electronically as a single pdf file) to the Chair of the commission:

Petra Schumacher
Universität zu Köln
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I
Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln
Tel: 0221-470 2696
Fax: 0221-470 5107

The ethics commission of the DGfS supports attempts for sustainable data archives. Please consult the website of the German Science Foundation (DFG) for technical and jurisdictional aspects of spoken and written corpora: