Approval Process

The HSRC Research Ethics Committee (REC) ensures that professional ethics are followed in the gathering, processing and disseminating of HSRC research information. It oversees all HSRC activities through which research information and data are gathered, processed and disseminated, for example surveys and interviews and the reporting of research findings.


Dates for Submission

Dates for submission of applications and meetings.

Applications Template

Please use this template when applying to the Research Ethics Committee for clearance of new research projects.

Applications for review by the Committee should be forwarded to or given to Khutso Sithole:  Tel. (012) 302-2012, Fax (012) 302 2005, Pretoria, Room 1413

Generic Consent Forms

Developed by REC, to be adapted for individual projects/circumstances/needs

Guidelines for Research with Minors

There are guidelines that need to be followed when minors including and vulnerable children a part of a research project. 

Adverse Events

In case of adverse events, this form must be be filled and returned to the HSRC REC administrator. 

Reporting Abuse

There is an SOP to be followed when reporting abuse