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Dear Staff and Post-graduate students

Following the promulgation of the Ethics in Health Research: Principles, Processes and Structures (2nd ed) guideline document in June 2015, it has become a requirement for all researchers applying for ethical approval, to provide proof of formal assessed training in research ethics, within a three year cycle. For proof of ethics training when undertaking the ethics application process to the Health Research Ethics Committee (NWU-HREC), the letter of attendance and assessment for the two day training course entitled, “The Basics of Health Research Ethics” (as indicated below), will be sufficient. Proof of training from an appropriate online course will also suffice, if you are unable to attend the aforementioned training (See letter for the four compulsory modules of the TRREE online course on our web page).

The Ethics Office provides one session of training per year on each campus. It is requested that all staff and postgraduate students please make use of these opportunities. The training will be assessed by an online multiple choice test, on the Efundi platform after the two day training session.


The training session will occur as indicated below:

The Basics of Health Research Ethics – Mafikeng Campus

Date: 5 - 6 March 2019
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: To be confirmed
Presenters: Prof Minrie Greeff and Prof Wayne Towers


Please RSVP by registering before/on the 26th of February 2019 by completing the registration form. Please book well ahead of time as space is limited.


Please note:

  • No meals will be served. Only tea and coffee will be served.