Research Ethics Committee
Research Ethics Committee's (REC) main aim is to promote ethical research and to ensure that the beneficiaries of its services do not experience harm as a result of participation in research. The REC, through its policies, furthermore has to ensure that all beneficiary information is properly safeguarded and protected in line with ethical research practice and relevant legislation and policies.
Researchers and students, who are interested in undertaking research in the Department of Social Development, must apply to the Department’s Research Ethics Committee (REC) for approval.
Before making an application, the following should be considered:
Meeting Dates and Submission of Applications
The REC meets on a quarterly basis. The meeting dates for the remainder of 2017/18 are:
Applications must be submitted to the REC Secretariat 3 weeks before the meeting.
Application forms can be downloaded or requested from the REC Secretariat.
The research and evaluation reports in this section was compiled in order to improve service delivery and provide evidence based information for planning.The Department annually compiles a Research Programme that reflects the research priorities of its Executive, Programmes and Service Delivery Regions.The Research Programme is implemented by the Directorate Research, Population and Knowledge Management.