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UCT Human Research Ethics Committee approval

All information related to the UCT Human Research Ethics Committee is available here.

All research within the Division of Emergency Medicine requires approval by the Human Research Ethics Committee BEFORE any research activity (including participant recruitment) may commence.

Once you have received EMDRC approval of your research proposal, you may submit your proposal to HREC by completing the form below:

Submission checklist:
  • A cover letter addressed to Prof Blockman (HREC Chairperson) which includes a short paragraph outlining the study design and research aim, as well as a clear motivation for expedited review if applicable
  • A cover letter to the EMDRC Chairperson addressing any recommendations from EMDRC reviewers, and confirming that your supervisors have approved the final version of the submitted proposal
  • A completed FHS013 form with your primary UCT supervisor listed as the PI. The Division office will arrange EMDRC and HOD signatures.
  • A synopsis of your research project (FHS014), not more than 4 pages long.
  • A clean copy of your EMDRC approved proposal (FHS015) including all appendices

Your research proposal will only be signed and submitted onwards to HREC if you submit ALL of the required documents.

All HREC forms and guidance for completing these forms are available here.