Facilitator: Mr Siyanda Manqele is currently Manager: Research Ethics and Postgraduate Studies at the University of Zululand responsible for the institutional RECs in animal use and human subjects. He is also responsible for all postgraduate students’ research capacity development from, research training, supervision, the research application process, and examination. He has 12 years of experience in research management and administration in the institutions of Higher Education, having worked at the University of KwaZulu Natal dealing with research outputs/publications and Rhodes University dealing with research ethics centrally. He is a member of the Research Ethics Committee Association of Southern Africa (REASA), Southern Africa Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS). He is an executive member (EXCO) of the Postgraduate Forum for Southern Africa (PGFSA).


Target Group: Postgraduate students, Researchers and Postdoctoral fellows


Background: Promotion of research ethics in institutions of higher education looking at ethical processes, governance, roles of RECs, history, practical case studies, ethics in publication, risk & benefits, research integrity and data management.


Expected Outcomes:

  • Understanding ethics and its importance in research
  • Importance of RECs and their functionality
  • Risks and benefit in research
  • Research Ethics governance in Africa and SA
  • Data management and access
  • Publications and predatory journals
  • Roles of researchers in promoting integrity
  • Institutional gatekeeper permission and why it’s important


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

25 May 2023


To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Please note: Only 25 participants can be accommodated at this workshop


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie