ETHICS IN RESEARCH


Please read the Ethics in Research Handbook of the Faculty of commerce prior to your application.

Any person planning to undertake research in the Commerce Faculty should answer the following questions:

  1. Is your research making use of human subjects as a source of data? (you are using questionnaires, surveys, interviews, secondary data about people)
  2. Is there a possibility that your research could cause harm to a third party?
  3. Does your research involve the participation of communities?
  4. Is your research providing a service to a community?
  5. If your research is sponsored, is there any potential conflict of interest?
  6. Is your research in the field of Health? Please read the following document: Ethics in Health Research

If your answer to ANY of the above is YES then read the following: 

  

Should you have any questions regarding Ethics Applications, please speak in the first instance to the course convenor, your supervisor or your departmental representative:       


*** THIS FORM IS ONLY FOR:  

1. Undergraduate students 

2. Honours students

3. PG Diploma students

4. Masters students whose dissertation is less than 90 credits


Please Note

Any student fitting the above criteria who is planning to undertake research in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is required to complete this form before collecting or analysing data. 

It is assumed that the researcher has read the UCT Code for Research involving Human Subjects (available here) in order to be able to answer the questions in this form.

Steps to complete this application 

Fill in all the sections and attach all relevant supporting documentation

SAVE the draft version of the form 

EMAIL this draft version to your supervisor for approval 

OBTAIN SUPERVISORS signature (upload this doc) 

Then submit the final application 

Please Note
Any person planning to undertake research in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is required to complete this form before collecting or analysing data. This form is only for Masters dissertations (90+ credits), PhD proposals and staff research. Queries should be directed to the Faculty EIR committee servicing officer, Ms Shandre Swain (sl.swain@uct.ac.za).

It is assumed that the researcher has read the UCT Code for Research involving Human Subjects (available here) in order to be able to answer the questions in this form.

Students must include a copy of their ethics approval with the dissertation/thesis when it is submitted for examination. When registering your account, please use your UCT student or staff email address.