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 2020:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
23 January 16 January
13 February 06 February
05 March 27 February
02 April 26 March
07 May 30 April
04 June 28 May
02 July 25 June
06 August 30 July
03 September 27 August
01 October 24 September
05 November 29 October
26 November 19 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 2020:

Date of meeting Submission deadline
24 January 17 January
14 February 07 February
06 March 28 February
03 April 27 March
08 May 01 May
05 June 29 May
03 July 26 June
07 August 31 July
04 September 28 August
02 October 25 September
06 November 30 October
27 November 20 November

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)

SOP 1: Authority lines

SOP 2: Appeal

SOP 3: Risk assessment

SOP 4: Institutional ethics register

SOP 5: Ethics certificates

Last modified: 2020/09/16