Search

Home > Research > Ethics in Research
Ethics

Ethics in Research

Ethics Applications

For an overview of the ethics process please refer to Ethics Overview

If you are planning to undertake research in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment you will need to ensure that you have read the latest revision of the EBE EiR Handbook

EBE staff, students, as well as external persons or parties linked to EBE - planning to undertake research, must apply for ethics clearance.

Research involving UCT students and staff

For research involving UCT students as research subjects you will need additional approval from the Executive Director, Department of Student Affairs, Dr Moonira Khan

For research involving UCT staff as research subjects you will need to contact the office of the Executive Director, Human Resources, Ms Joy Henry

Submission Information

To submit your application please consult the table below for the appropriate pathway for submission.

Four types of research are considered:

  1. Research that does not involve humans or animals.
  2. Research that involves interviews of human participants.
  3. Research that involves performance of clinical tests on humans.
  4. Research that uses or involves animals.

Depending on the type of research that you are conducting, the colour codes in the table below indicate the appropriate ethics committee that you should submit your application to (follow the relevant link in the legend below).

Applicant

Does not involve

humans or animals

Interview of human participants Perform clinical tests on humans Use animals in research

Staff or External Researcher

       

Undergraduate

(4th year Projects)

       

Honours Research

 

       

*Masters < 120 credits

 

       

*Masters > 120 credits

 

       

All PhD Research

     

 

 

* Please note: Masters' applications include both MPhil and MSc applications.

*M(Arch) applications to be submitted via the Departmental link APG Architecture

 

Legend

Please click on the relevant link to submit your application. Please note that some links lead to online application forms and others to the emails of the appropriate ethics committees.

 

 

Submission to departmental HOD or designated representative

         Person to contact

 

 

Civil Engineering Postgraduate

Civil Engineering Undergraduate

Rowen Geswindt

Isabel Ncube

 

Mechanical Postgraduate

Mechanical Undergraduate

Mechanical ERC

Tasha Dilraj

Rosalind Maree

Fazlin Harribi

 

Electrical Undergraduate

Electrical Postgraduate

 Matthew Van der Westhuizen

Nicole Moodley

 

Chemical Undergraduate

Chemical Postgraduate

Bridgette Cloete

Belinda Davids

 

APG Architecture

Heather Martin

 

APG Planning

Heather Martin

 

APG Geomatics

Junita Abrahams

 

APG Landscape and Conservation

Naomi Gihwala

 

Construction Economics & Management

       Anastacia Haddon
  (Honours and Undergraduate)

Mareldia Fagodien

 

 

 

 

EBE Ethics in Research Committee (EiRC)

 Ka Wai Cawood

 

 

 

 

Health Sciences EiRC

    Health Sciences contacts

 

 

 

 

Senate Animal Ethics Committee

N/A