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 no-risk or 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,, 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 ( 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



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 online ethics training
    29 August 2020 9:00-15:00 with online assessment
    (Contact Erna Greyling,, to attend this session).
    TRREE online course:
    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

    - Potchefstroom Campus:
    20 – 21 January 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)

    - Vanderbijlpark Campus:
    27 – 28 January 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)

    - Mahikeng Campus:
    20 – 21 April 2020 (08:00 – 16:30)


Contact information


Ms Erna Greyling / (018) 299 4656



Prof. Jako Olivier