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

Research within the Health Sector

If your research falls within the health sector as defined below, you may require approval from the Department of Health. You can get that approval through an accredited Health Ethics Board. For UCT that would be the Faculty Of Health Sciences. 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.

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


Applicant – I am a …

Answer to the question

Action

…Undergraduate Student

Your answer to any of the questions above is YES

Read the latest version of the :

MANAGEMENT STUDIES STUDENTS :

Submit your application via the Online application system.

  • Please select MANAGEMENT STUDIES ETHICS APPLICATIONS option on the system home page

 ALL OTHER STUDENTS :

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

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 questions above is YES

Read the latest version of the :

MANAGEMENT STUDIES STUDENTS :

Submit your application via the Online application system.

  • Please select MANAGEMENT STUDIES ETHICS APPLICATIONS option on the system home page.

 ALL OTHER STUDENTS :

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

…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 questions above is YES

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 questions above is YES

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 questions above is YES

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  

Malcolm Keswell

School of Economics

Malcolm.Keswell@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

Any additional queries can be directed to

Deputy Dean of Research & Internationalisation

Prof. Michael Kyobe

Tel : +27 (0)21 650 2597

Email : Michael.Kyobe@uct.ac.za