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Health Research Approval Process

(Western Cape Government)

This section contains documents relating to health research in the Western Cape.

As of the 1 September 2014 the National Health Research Database goes live, anyone requesting access approval to facilities under the authority of provincial health will be required to register and submit their application online. 

Kindly note the process for City of Cape Town (Cape Town Municipality: City Health) applications are now on line and can be accessed via the link below.

Apply for approval on the National Health Research Database:

The City of Cape Town (Cape Town Municpality: City Health)  research proposal link

Data User Requests

Important: in order for your application to be processed the following requirements must be met:

  1. Complete all the fields in the Annexure 2
  2. Any outstanding reports from previously completed projects must be submitted
  3. All the required documentation must be submitted


Please note: The minimum turnaround time is 8 weeks and the current turnaround time is 85% within 3 weeks.

Notice: Applications for the NHRD is closed from 15 December 2016 and reopens 15 January 2017.


 Provincial Health Research Day

When: Date for 2017 to be confirmed.

Where: To be confirmed later in 2017.

Abstract Guidelines

The Western Cape Provincial Health Research Committee Mutual Courtesy Guide


Health Research Contact:
Sabela Petros
Tel: 021 483 0866


The content on this page was last updated on 28 September 2021