RECA Meeting Dates: 2022

REC-A Agenda Cut-off Date REC-A Meeting Date

17 January 2022

21 February 2022

14 April 2022

23 May 2022

18 July 2022

15 August 2022

19 September 2022

17 October 2022

02 February 2022

09 March 2022

04 May 2022

08 June 2022

03 August 2022

02 September 2022

05 October 2022

02 November 2022



Nelson Mandela University Animal Ethics Reference Documentation:


Recommended Reading:


Downloadable Templates:


Application Procedure:

Please note the cut-off dates listed above for submission of applications for inclusion on the REC-A agenda

  1. Download the relevant application form from the list above.
  2. Complete the forms in full and ensure that all requisite signatures are obtained. Please note that the submission of incomplete documents will delay the processing of applications as these will be sent back for completion before submission to the Ethics Committee for review.
  3. Submit the completed documentation to Mr Imtiaz Khan in the Office of Research Development. 
  4. Once screened, the application will be allocated a reference number and added to the next meeting's agenda.
  5. After the meeting the REC-A Secretary will notify applicants (PRP/PI) electronically of the meeting's resolution.


Amendment Procedure:

Please note that approval for an amendment must be received from REC-A PRIOR to implementing the amendment

The following documentation must be submitted for a request for an amendment to an approved protocol:

  • A covering letter explaining the amendments to the study.
  • A copy of the ethics approval letter.
  • A copy of the original application with the changes highlighted in a different font/colour.

Documentation must be submitted to Mr Imtiaz Khan in the Office of Research Development for inclusion on the REC-A agenda. After the meeting, both PI and PRP will be notified electronically of the meeting's resolution.


Dr Pierre Pistorius
Dr Pierre Pistorius
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2710
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Population Ecology, Resource Management, Climate Change, Marine Top Predators
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Research

Administrative Management
Mr Imtiaz Khan
Mr Imtiaz Khan
Position: Manager
Department: Research Development
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4329
Fax: 27 41 504 2778

Ursula Spies
Ms Ursula Spies
Position: Committee Officer
Department: Governance Administration
Room: 0101
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3140
Qualifications: NDip (Com Adm) (PET)


For any queries related to ethics approval for research projects at Nelson Mandela University (including queries from external parties wanting to conduct research at Nelson Mandela University), kindly email: or