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Research ethics

Rhodes University Policy
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Apply for research ethics review
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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.

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Permission to conduct research at RU
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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:

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National Guidelines on Research with Human and Animal Subjects
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  • National guidelines for research on human subjects Folder
  • Guidelines for Research Involving Animals Folder
  • South African Legislation Folder
HUMAN ETHICS COMMITTEE Meeting dates
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  • 24 January 2019 
  • 14 & 28 February 2019 
  • 14 & 28 March 2019 
  • 10 April & 25 April 2019 
  • 9 & 23 May 2019 
  • 11 July & 24 July 2019 
  • 15 & 29 August 2019 
  • 12 & 26 September 2019 
  • 11 October & 24 October 2019
  • 14 & 28 November 2019 
  • 12 December 2019 
ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE Meeting dates
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  • 7 February 2019
  • 7 March 2019 
  • 3 April 2019 
  • 9 May 2019 
  • 6 June 2019 
  • 10 July 2019 
  • 8 August 2019 
  • 5 September 2019 
  • 10 October 2019 
  • 7 November 2019 
  • 4 December 2019