Research ethics

All university research in which human and animal subjects are used must be approved by faculty Ethics Committees.

For a guide to research at CPUT by external researchers, please click here.

For a human participants’ review application for external researchers, please click here.

Ethics documentation for the Faculty of Business

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Ethical considerations for a questionnaire Document

Queries relating to ethics documentation for the Faculty of Business can be addressed to daviess@cput.ac.za.

Ethics documentation for the Faculty of Engineering

The following table presents Faculty of Engineering ethics documents.

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Ethical compliance for Engineering Research students

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Ethics documentation for the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences

The following table presents Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences ethics documents.

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Health & Wellness Sciences Research Ethics (HWS-REC 1.1 ) Document
Health & Wellness Sciences Guiding Principles for Research Ethics
(HWS-REC 2.1)
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Health & Wellness Sciences Code of Ethics for Research on Human Participants (HWS-REC 3.1) Document
Health & Wellness Sciences Code of Ethics for Biosafety (HWS-REC 3.2) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Research Ethics Committee Human Participants' Review Application (HWS-REC 4.1) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Research Ethics Committee Human Participants' Review Application for external researchers wanting to use CPUT as a data collection site (HWS-REC 4.1a) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Research Ethics Committee Human Participants Status Report (HWS-REC 4.2) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Application for Ethical Clearance for the use of Animals (HWS-REC 4.3) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Research Ethics Committee reviewer guidelines (HWS-REC 5.1) Document
Health and Wellness Sciences Declaration of Interest Document

Click here to download the Research Ethics Clearance Certificate.

For Health and Wellness Sciences Ethics enquiries e-mail Navindran@cput.ac.za

Ethics documentation for the Faculty of Informatics and Design

All post-graduate students and researchers are required to complete the Research Ethics Review Checklist before commencing with research.  Post-graduate students are requested to please submit this form together with HDC 1.2 (proposal submission) to the Faculty Research Committee (FRC).

Ethics documentation for the Faculty of Education

The following table presents Faculty of Education ethics documents.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH ETHICS GUIDELINES_2011 REVIEW Document
Faculty of Education Ethics Application Form revised 25 August 2016 Document
Faculty of Education Ethics Clearance Certificate August 2016 Document
Faculty of Education General consent form Document
Faculty of Education Informed consent template Document
Faculty of Education WCED Revised Research form (1) Document

Ethics training (free)

To access a training aid for postgraduate students with a US and health slant, go to http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Any research project, independent of faculties and postgraduate studies, should be scientifically and ethically reviewed, with a full research proposal.  Such research proposals should be submitted to the most appropriate faculty ethics committee