Research

Research Ethics

All research at Unisa must obtain ethics clearance. CAES has two Research Ethics Committees:

UNISA-CAES Health Research Ethics Committee:

This Committee reviews applications for research that involves human participants (such as collection of data through questionnaires or interviews), plants, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biomedical research, as well as environmental research.

The Committee is registered with the National Health Research Ethics Council (Registration # REC-170616-051)

Chairperson: Prof MA Antwi

Email: antwima@unisa.ac.za

Deputy Chairperson: Prof JA Wessels

Email: wessej@unisa.ac.za

Administrator: Ms MJ Van Wyk

Email: vwykmj@unisa.ac.za

Meeting schedule for 2021:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
21 January 14 January
11 February 04 February
04 March 25 February
08 April 01 April
06 May 29 April
03 June 27 May
01 July 24 June
05 August 29 July
02 September 26 August
07 October 30 September
04 November 28 October
02 December 25 November

UNISA-CAES Animal Research Ethics Committee:

This Committee reviews applications for research that involves animals.

Chairperson: Dr WM Strauss

Email: strauwm@unisa.ac.za

Deputy Chairperson: Mrs A Wilson

Email: cheata@unisa.ac.za

Administrator: Ms MJ Van Wyk

Email: vwykmj@unisa.ac.za

Meeting schedule for 2021:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
22 January 15 January
12 February 05 February
05 March 26 February
09 April 02 April
07 May 30 April
04 June 28 May
02 July 25 June
06 August 30 July
03 September 27 August
08 October 01 October
05 November 29 October
03 December 26 November

Section 20 permit requirements:

All research projects that involves the use of animals must submit a Section 20 application to the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD):

Research on controlled diseases

If you are doing research on a controlled disease, take note of the following communication from DALRRD on the use of unvalidated tests:

Letter on use of unvalidated tests for controlled disease research

Ethics application documentation:

Ethics training:

The Unisa Research Integrity Office offers a number of ethics training sessions / workshops throughout the year.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Unisa Research Ethics Review Committee (URERC)

Last modified: 2021/03/17