Dear Staff and Post-graduate students

Following the promulgation of the new Department of Health and the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) document in June 2015, it has become a requirement, for all researchers applying for ethical approval, to provide proof of formal training in research ethics within the past three years. As the Ethics Office of the  Faculty of Heath Sciences, NWU, we started to apply this rule as from June 2016

The Ethics Office will provide two more opportunities this year for research ethics training (one on the Vaal Triangle Campus during March 2018 and one on the Mafikeng Campus during April 2018). It is requested that all staff and postgraduate students please make use of these opportunities.

As required by the National Health Research Ethics Council, the training will be assessed by an online multiple choice test, on the eFundi platform after the two days training session. For proof of training during ethics applications, to the Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC), the letter of attendance of the two day training course entitled, “The Basics of Health Research Ethics” (as indicated below), will be sufficient or an appropriate online course if you are unable to attend the training (See letter for the four compulsory modules of TRREE on our web page.

The training session will occur as indicated below:

The Basics of Health Research Ethics - On Vaal Campus

Date: 7 – 8 March 2018
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Vaal Campus, Venue TBA
Presenters: Prof Minrie Greeff and Prof Wayne Towers

Please RSVP by registering before/on the 26th of February 2018 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.


Registration form: The Basics of Health Research Ethics
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