All applications to conduct research with human participants must first be submitted to the relevant Faculty Postgraduate Study Committee (FPGSC) for the scientific review and approval of the project proposal and guidance on ethical considerations.   

The workflow for the application review and approval process is summarised below.

Kindly note that external researchers i.e. researchers not affiliated to the Nelson Mandela University, with or without ethics clearance from an NHREC-accredited research ethics committee, who wish to conduct research using Nelson Mandela University Staff and/or Students as participants should follow the process External Parties wishing to conduct Research using University Staff and/or Students