Research

Research Ethics

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

UNISA-CAES Health Research Ethics Committee:

(Terms of reference)

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: Dr MA Nyila

Email: nyilama@unisa.ac.za

Administrator: Ms MJ Van Wyk

Email: vwykmj@unisa.ac.za

Meeting schedule for 2022:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
20 January 13 January
10 February 03 February
10 March 03 March
07 April 31 March
05 May 28 April
02 June 26 May
07 July 30 June
04 August 28 July
01 September 25 August
06 October 29 September
03 November 27 October
01 December 24 November
19 January 2023 12 January 2023
16 February 2023 09 February 2023

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 2022:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
21 January 14 January
11 February 04 February
11 March 04 March
08 April 01 April
06 May 29 April
03 June 27 May
08 July 01 July
05 August 29 July
02 September 26 August
07 October 30 September
04 November 28 October
02 December 25 November
20 January 2023 13 January 2023
17 February 2023 10 February 2023

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: Fri Nov 04 11:40:50 SAST 2022