The NWU is committed to the highest standard of ethics and integrity in research.
Researchers of the institution are expected to behave in an honest and responsible way at all times.
Research activities will be carried out in an open and transparent manner and in accordance to the code of conduct for researchers of the NWU.
Any member of the RECs, staff member or student of the NWU who has a reasonable belief that any act of misconduct, fraud, maladministration, or non-adherence to approved research procedures, guidelines or policies has been committed, is obligated in terms of this SOP to report any such unethical research practices at the NWU using the correct procedure as described in section 8 of this SOP.
Any whistleblowing should be done in a bona fide and non-vindictive manner.