Please ensure that your protocol is in line with South African law, national research ethics guidelines and RU research ethics policy. Submissions that undermine these provisions cannot be approved.
RUESC is responsible for reviewing ethical standards protocols.RUESC does not issuepermission to conduct research at Rhodes University. After the applicant(s) has/have been granted conditional ethical approval for their study by RUESC/RUEAREC, the Ethics Coordinator will communicate the result to the applicant(s) via an official letter. If the potential sample populations are affiliated with Rhodes University, then the onus is then on the applicant to contact the Rhodes University gatekeeper(s) to obtain gatekeeper permission. These gatekeepers are referred to as internal gatekeepers in further text of this SOP and they are as follows:
Please download the relevant Consent Form, and update according to your Research. The completed form must be uploaded to your application on the ERAS (https://www.ru.ac.za/researchgateway/ethics/applyforresearchethicsreview/) system.