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Table 1 List of the ethics committees that approved the QUALICOPC study in each country

From: Basic ICT adoption and use by general practitioners: an analysis of primary care systems in 31 European countries

Country Ethics committee
Austria Ethics committee of the Medical University of Vienna.
Belgium University Hospital Ghent - Commission for Medical Ethics.
Bulgaria The coordinator sent an official letter to the Ministry of Health which gave consent and support for the survey. The coordinator confirmed that there is no statutory requirement for ethical approval for this study.
Cyprus National Bioethical Committee of Cyprus.
Czech Republic General University Hospital linked to the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.
Denmark The coordinator confirmed that there is no statutory requirement for ethical approval for this study.
Estonia The national coordinator consulted with the Ethics Review Committee on Human Research of the University of Tartu. It was confirmed that there is no statutory requirement for ethical approval for this study.
Finland The ethical committee of Pirkanmaa Hospital District.
Germany Ethics Commision of the “Landesärtzenkammer Hessen”.
Greece Bioethical committees of seventy hospital.
Hungary National Ethical Committee.
Iceland The Icelandic Bioethics Committee. A national committee under the Ministry of Welfare.
Ireland Irish College of General Practitioners Research Ethics Committee – National Committee.
Italy At Local Health Authorities level. Approval was requested from LHA Ethical Committees.
Latvia Latvian Physicians Association Board of Certification
Lithuania Kauno Regionus Biomedicininu Tyrimu Etikos Komitetas.
Luxembourg National committee of Research Ethic (CNER) in Luxembourg.
Malta University of Malta Research Ethics Committee.
Netherlands The ethics committee of VU Medisch Centrum confirmed via an official letter that the research is outside the scope of the WMO Act (Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act).
Norway The coordinator confirmed that there is no statutory requirement for ethical approval for this study.
Poland Bioethics approval of Jagiellonian University.
Portugal Ethical committee of Lisbon and Oporto regions; the National Commission for Health Data Safety.
Romania Scientific Committee of CPSS.
Spain Research Units of Primary Care of the Autonomous Community in the Basque Country. In all other Atonomous Communities the study was approved at the Healthcare Area level.
Slovakia The national coordinator consulted with the Council of the Slovak Society of General Practice. It was confirmed that there is no statutory requirement for ethical approval for this study.
Slovenia National medical ethics committee.
Sweden Regional Research Ethics Committte.
Switzerland Ethical Committee of the University of Lausanne.
Turkey Ethical committee of Kartal Research and Education Hospital in Istanbul.
United Kingdom University of Lincoln School of Health and Social Care Ethics Committee; National Research Ethics Service.