College of Human Sciences

Research Ethics

Finding your way through the ethical clearance (ER) forms

(Please note that completing and submitting these forms are in addition to your full proposal)

 

(1)   If you are following a desktop-only study, you need to complete the following ER form

 

Desktop study no-Human Participant

Type of form

 

 Form 3

2019 Form 3:

Research Ethics Application Form for Research NOT involving Human Participants/Animal


(2)    Research involving Human Participants

Research involving Human participants

Type of form

 

Ethics Application Form 1


You may use your own version of the informed consent letter, if you do not have informed consent letter use the attached example

 

NB: Do not complete Appendix 2 it is for the department reviewers

 

 

2020 CHS Application for ethical clearance of research Proposals

 

2020 Checklist


CERC Researcher acknowdgement form

 

Informed consent template document

(3)

Research involving use of secondary already collected no Human participants

Type of form

 

 Form 2

2019 Form 2 2019 Form 2 Research ethics application form for conducting research involving secondary data

 

Research involving Unisa  students; staff or  data ethics application form

Type of form

 

If your research would entail you interviewing UNISA staff or students or accessing data from UNISA, a higher degree of ethical clearance and permission would be required.

Application to Conduct Research Involving Unisa Employees, Students and Data 2017

If your research would entail you interviewing UNISA staff or students or accessing data from UNISA, a higher degree of ethical clearance and permission would be required.

Permission for such research would also need to be channelled via the Department to the College Ethics Review Committee and from there to the University’s Ethics Review Committee and serve with other structures. Since this is not a common occurrence, we have not attached those forms here. Should your proposed study entail this, please make enquiries about the forms and procedures with the Department.

(4)

Ethics Policy& Understanding Risk Category

 Unisa standard operating procedure (sop) for risk assessment  & Ethics policy

Standard operating procedure for risk category

 

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure For Research Ethics Risk Assessment

 

Policy on Research ethics

Last modified: 2020/08/24