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Please read the Ethics in Research Handbook of the Faculty of commerce prior to your application.

Any person planning to undertake research in the Commerce Faculty should answer the following questions:

  1. Is your research making use of human subjects as a source of data? (you are using questionnaires, surveys, interviews, secondary data about people)
  2. Is there a possibility that your research could cause harm to a third party?
  3. Does your research involve the participation of communities?
  4. Is your research providing a service to a community?
  5. If your research is sponsored, is there any potential conflict of interest?
  6. Is your research in the field of Health? Please read the following document : Ethics in Health Research and read the additional note below.

Research within the Health Sector

The Commerce Faculty Ethics Board is not registered to grant approval to applications that are covered in the Health Act of South Africa and are defined as health research:

 “health research” includes any research which contributes to knowledge of-

         (a) the biological, clinical, psychological or social processes in human beings;
         (b) improved methods for the provision of health services;
         (c) human pathology;
         (d) Causes of disease;
         (e) the effects of the environment on the human body;
         (f) the development or new application of pharmaceuticals, medicines and
         (g) the development of new applications of health technology;

Please see  http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/research/humanethics/about. You are also required to submit an application to Commerce when submitting an application to Health Sciences.

The Application Process in the Commerce Faculty

Please see below what you need to do in order to receive ethics approval, based on the answer to the question above

Applicant

Answer to the question

Action

Undergraduate Student

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then

 

Read the latest version of the:

  • Download the Ethics in Research Application form (PDF or .Docx)
  • Submit the filled and signed application form to the Departmental EiRC representative

MANAGEMENT STUDIES STUDENTS :

Submit your application via the

Your answer to all of the questions above is NO

Discuss with your course convenor

Postgraduate Student, doing my Honours, PGdip, Masters research (less than 90 credits) 

Your answer to all of the questions above is NO

You are not required to submit an ethics form.

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then

 

Read the latest version of the:

  • Download the Ethics in Research Application form (PDF or .Docx)
  • Submit the filled and signed application form to the Departmental EiRC representative

MANAGEMENT STUDIES STUDENTS :

Submit your application via the

Master Student doing a research project with 90 credits or more 

Your answer to all of the questions above is NO

You are not required to submit an ethics form.

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then

 

  Read the latest version of the:



Submit your online application via the link below: 


PhD student 

Your answer to all of the questions above is NO

You are not required to submit an ethics form

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then


Read the latest version of the:

Submit your online application via the link below: 


   

A member of staff doing a research project

Your answer to all of the questions above is NO

You are not required to submit an ethics form.

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then


Read the latest version of the:


Submit your online application via the link below: 


External Researcher

(student or staff member who are not part of the UCT community, including international researchers, NGOs or other organisations)

 

Your answer to any of the 6 questions above is YES then


Read the latest version of the:


Submit your online application via the link below: 



Should you have any questions regarding Ethics Applications, please speak in the first instance to the course convenor, your supervisor or your departmental representative:                                                         

Representative

Department

Email Address

Salah Kabanda

Dept. of Information Systems

Salah.Kabanda@uct.ac.za      

Michael Harber 

College of Accounting

Michael.Harber@uct.ac.za 

Badri Zolfaghari

Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Badri.Zolfaghari@uct.ac.za  

Edward Chamisa

Dept. of Finance & Tax

Edward.Chamisa@uct.ac.za   

Tony Leiman

School of Economics

Tony.Leiman@uct.ac.za

Etiene Pienaar

Dept. of Statistical Sciences

Etiene.pienaar@uct.ac.za   

Carren Field

Dept. of Management Studies

Carren.Duffy@uct.ac.za

Adiilah Boodhoo

Dept. of Management Studies

Adiilah.Boodhoo@uct.ac.za

Siphiwe Dlamini

Dept. of Management Studies

Siphiwe.Dlamini@uct.ac.za

Phillip De Jager

Dept. of Finance & Tax

Phillip.DeJager@uct.ac.za   

Elvina Moosa

Graduate School of Dev.Policy & Practice (GSDPP)

Elvina.Moosa@uct.ac.za  

Carlos de Jesus

College of Accounting

Carlos.Dejesus@uct.ac.za   

                                                   

Please find below some of the important documents:

Forms for applying to use UCT staff or students as human participants