Staff

Deputy Dean: Research & Innovation (DD: R&I)
Prof Jeanetta du Plessis
Research Integrity Officer (RIO) 
Prof Minrie Greeff
Secretariat
Ms Valentia Walker
 

The Standing Research Integrity Committee (SRIC):

A Standing Research Integrity Committee (SRIC) appointed in the FHS and consisting of the following members:

  • Chairperson: DD: R&I
    Prof Jeanetta du Plessis
  • Research Integrity Officer
    Prof Minrie Greeff
  • Head of the Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Office for Research, Training and Support
    Prof Wayne Towers
  • A Research Director in the FHS who is knowledgeable in the management of RI (appointed for three years)
    Prof Retha Bloem (Research Director Community Psychosocial Research (COMPRES)) (April 2021 – March 2024)
  • Secretariat
    Ms Valentia Walker
In the case of plagiarism an independent consulting attorney is added.
 
In cases of fabrication or falsification the following independent ad hoc members are included:
  • Consulting attorney.
  • Two subject experts appropriate to the case at hand.

 

Empanelled Research Integrity Committee (ERIC):

For research non-compliance and/or violation of good research practice, as well as continuous research non-compliance and/or violation of good research practice:
A research integrity committee specifically empanelled and chaired by the DD: R&I for a specific formal intra-faculty research integrity assessment of an alleged research integrity breach. The composition varies in each case and is made up of the Standing Research Integrity Committee (SRIC) and specific ad hoc members that will differ according to each new case at hand. 
 
Standing Research Integrity Committee (SRIC)
Plus
Ad Hoc Members:
  • Research Director (RD) (unit in which the alleged resides)
  • School Director (SD) (school in which the alleged resides)
  • An Independent person (expert in the required research integrity issue at hand)