The primary purpose of the Nelson Mandela University REC-H is to protect the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all human participants in research, and to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of humans affected by environmental related research. The REC-H will do this through independent, prospective and ongoing ethics review of all research projects submitted to this committee for review.

A secondary purpose of the REC-H is to protect the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of University researchers conducting research on human participants, at the same time affording due consideration to the interests of the community from where participants are recruited and the reputation of the University during the course of conducting the research.

Terms of Reference (last updated 20-11-2019)

Overview of Process for the Review of Applications

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Human Ethics Reference Documentation

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Does my Study require Ethical Approval?

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New Ethics Application

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External Parties wishing to conduct Research using University Staff and/or Students

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Study Progress Report

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REC-H Office Bearers and Committee Members

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New Umbrella and/or Undergraduate/ Honours Group Project Ethics Application

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Request for Change in Study Researchers

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Ethics Training

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Request for Closure / Discontinuation of Study

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Request for Extension / Renewal of a Currently Active Study

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Request for Amendment

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ETHICS IS KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DO AND WHAT IS RIGHT TO DO

~ Potter Stewart