Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Education (EduREC)

The Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Education (EduREC) provides operational management of the research ethics process in this Faculty. Any low risk research done with human participants by researchers or students from the Faculty of Education require ethical clearance from this committee.

EduREC documents

General documents

Ensure that you include the following documents with this application using the indicated filenames:

The complete application can be submitted to Erna Greyling, Erna.Greyling@nwu.ac.za, by e-mail.

All medium or high risk research, such as research including minors or vulnerable persons, is not handled by this committee but by the Education, Management and Economic Sciences, Law, Theology, Engineering and Natural Sciences Research Ethics Committee (EMELTEN-REC) - contact Marlize Bisschoff (Marlize.Bisschoff@nwu.ac.za) for such applications.

 

EduREC Standard operating procedures

1.2 Standard operating procedure for the establishment of SOPs
2.2 Standard operating procedure for research ethics applications
3.2 Standard operating procedure for the selection, appointment and functioning of the REC
4.2 Standard operating procedure for complaints management
5.2 Standard operating procedure for monitoring

 

Training

The Faculty of Education recognises three types of training for researchers, supervisors, promoters and postgraduate students (training is required only for students working in medium or high risk research or research with vulnerable individuals or minors).

  • Faculty of Education training
    Mafikeng - 26 April 2019  
    Potchefstroom - 28 May 2019
    Vanderbijlpark - 3 June 2019
    (Contact Erna Greyling, Erna.Greyling@nwu.ac.za, to attend these sessions).
     
  • TRREE
    TRREE online course: http://elearning.trree.org/
    Proof of completion (certificates are provided by the website) for the following modules must be provided:
    - Module 1 Introduction to research ethics
    - Module 2.1 Research ethics evaluation
    - Module 3.1 Informed consent
    - National supplement for South Africa
     
  • Health Research Ethics Committee training
    http://health-sciences.nwu.ac.za/healthethics/about-us

    - Potchefstroom Campus (Venues to be confirmed):
    20 – 21 January 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)

    - Vanderbijlpark Campus (Venues to be confirmed):
    27 – 28 January 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)

    - Mafikeng Campus (Venues to be confirmed):
    20 – 21 April 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)

     

Contact information

Administrator

Ms Erna Greyling

Erna.Greyling@nwu.ac.za / (018) 299 4656

 

Chairperson

Prof. Jako Olivier

Jako.Olivier@nwu.ac.za