RECA Meeting Dates
 

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


17 October 2022


20 January 2023

17 February 2023

14 April 2023

19 May 2023

14 July 2023

18 August 2023

15 September 2023

13 October 2023


02 November 2022


08 February 2023

08 March 2023

03 May 2023

06 June 2023

02 August 2023

06 September 2023

04 October 2023

01 November 2023

 


Nelson Mandela University Animal Ethics Reference Documentation:


Recommended Reading:


Downloadable Templates:


Application Procedure for ethics approval for a research study:

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.

Application Procedure for an amendment to a REC-A-approved research study:

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.


Application Procedure for an extension to a REC-A-approved research study:

Please note that approval for an extension must be received from REC-A PRIOR to the expiry of the ethics approval period

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

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.

 

Chairperson
Pierre Pistorius
Dr Pierre Pistorius
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2710
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: pierre.pistorius@mandela.ac.za
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
Email: Imtiaz.Khan@mandela.ac.za

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

Queries:

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: ResearchEthics@mandela.ac.za or Imtiaz.Khan@mandela.ac.za