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 an opportunity for research ethics training during 2018 which will occur on all three campusses. Please make use of these opportunities.
 

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 on compulsory modules of TRREE here). 

TRREE Online Training: https://elearning.trree.org/

TRREE Training

The 4 modules that the researchers must give certificates for from the TRREE training is as follows:

  • Module 1 Introduction to research ethics

  • Module 2.1 Research ethics evaluation

  • Module 3.1 Informed consent

  • National supplement for South Africa


We also ask that if the individual is doing a clinical trial that they also complete Module 3.2 (Good clinical practice) as well if they have not completed an accredited GCP course.

 

Upcomming Training Opportunities

 

April 2018:

Session Name:                                         The Basics of Health Research Ethics
Where:                                                         Mafikeng Campus (Information Training Centre - Building A7, 1st Floor, Room 102)
Date:                                                             11 - 12 April 2018
 

Session Name:                                         The Application Process for HREC training
Where:                                                         Mafikeng Campus (Information Training Centre - Building A7, 1st Floor, Room 102)
Date:                                                             13 April 2018

 

May 2018:

Session Name:                                         The Basics of Health Research Ethics
Where:                                                         Wellintong Satelite Campus
Date:                                                             2 - 3 May 2018

 

Training Enquiries:

Mrs Poncho Molaudzi
  Senior Administrative Officer
  +27 18 299 2089
  poncho.molaudzi@nwu.ac.za
  Building G16, Room 136, Potchefstroom