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Research: Ethics Clearance

Guide to Research Ethics: Research on Human Subjects

Whether you are a staff member, a graduate student, or an external researcher affiliated with or linked to UCT in any way – you will need to get clearance from the Research Ethics Committee (REC) of your department or research grouping in order to pursue any research involving human subjects. The Ethics Clearance Form needs to be accepted by the REC before any interviews are conducted.

A new guidebook has been developed by the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities of 2006 for use by all departments, research institutes, other academic units, research teams or groups, or individual researchers within the Faculty. It applies to the research of both students and staff.

Guide to Research Ethics: Research on Human Subjects

An electronic version can be accessed here.

Ethics Clearance Request - to give to Religious Studies Committee

Ethics Sample Consent Forms - for participants

Ethics Information Sheet - to give to participants

Proposal Approval Form

Ethics processes in the Religious Studies Department

Ethics Workflow (Other Researchers)

Ethics Workflow (Student Researcher)