Research Integrity and Ethics

The research ethics compliance structure comprises of the University of Zululand Research Ethics Committee (UZREC) and the Faculty Research Ethics Committees (FRECs). At present UZREC deals with both human and animal research and accepts external research for ethical review.  UZREC is an accredited Research Ethics Committee under the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) – (Registration No: UZREC 171110-30-RA Level 02). The University has established a separate Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC) which will be a sub-committee of UZREC.  UZREC reports to SENATE and its mandate is to oversee the safety, rights and welfare of human participants and animal in research. The composition and functions of the committee must meet standards, principles, structures, processes and requirements specified by the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC).

Application Process
Expedited Review
Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki 2013
National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC)