Mensnavorsing (Humaniora) Etiek
The purpose of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) in reviewing research, is to contribute to safeguarding the dignity, rights, safety, and well-being of all actual or potential participants in social, behavioural, economic and educational research conducted at Stellenbosch University. Balancing it with the innately intrusive nature of scientific research.
The Research Ethics Committee provides independent, competent, and timely reviews of the ethical risks related to research proposals, and can recommend measures aimed at avoiding or minimizing these risks – acknowledging that the ethical dimensions of research can never be fully separated from the scientific dimensions of research (that include, amongst others, methodological, theoretical and institutional aspects).
The Ethics application process starts within respective Departments via the Departmental Ethics Screening Committee (DESC). Applications are screened to determine their risk levels. Only applications with meduim to High ethics risks are reffered to the full Research Ethics Committee for review.
Administratiewe Beampte: Mensnavorsing (Humaniora) Etiek
Tel: 021 808 9183