ETHICS IN RESEARCH

Any research conducted in the Faculty of Commerce that makes use of  data regarding human subjects (including research using secondary data  only) requires approval from the Ethics in Research Committee.

This application portal is for staff, external researchers, Management Studies students (all degrees), and postgraduate students in other Departments for research that carries more than 90 credits.

Other applications should be made using the form available at the Commerce Ethics in Research website.

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

Retrospective clearance is not granted - applications made after data collection has begun will only be considered if already collected data is discarded.

Health research cannot be considered by this Committee, and must be submitted to the Health Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee.

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

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, staff research and applications from external researchers.

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.

*** THIS FORM IS ONLY FOR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES APPLICATIONS, IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES

1. Undergraduate students 

2. Honours students

3. PG Diploma students

4. Masters students whose dissertation is less than 90 credits. If you are a coursework + dissertation MPhil student, for example, it's usually the case that your dissertation is 90 credits, meaning you should NOT submit here, but to the Faculty form.

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