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Dear NWU Staff and Postgraduate 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 training when undertaking ethics applications to the North-West University Animal Care, Health and Safety Research Ethics Committee (NWU-AnimCareREC), the letter of attendance and assessment for the two-day “Basics of Research Integrity and Animal Research Ethics” training, as well as the completion of the Vivarium animal handling training program (if planning to work in the Vivarium) is required.

The Ethics Office provides one two‑day training session per year on the Potchefstroom and the Mahikeng Campuses. 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 Research Integrity and Animal Research Ethics – Potchefstroom Campus
(For researchers doing research with human participants)

Date: 23 - 24 January 2020 (Both days (4 sessions total) must be attended in full to obtain the letter of attendance)
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Building E8, Room G42
Presenters: Prof Minrie Greeff, Prof Tiaan Brink and Prof Ché Weldon

An assessment will be required after the two-day training session.


For any enquiries regarding the training session, please contact Mr Buti Majola on 018-299 2197 or via email at ayanda.majola@nwu.ac.za


Please RSVP by registering before/on the 10th of January 2020 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.