Human Research Ethics Committee

Forms & Instructions

New Protocol Applications

  • New protocol application and submission instructions for researchers FHS013hlp - 23.12.2019

  • New protocol application form - Section A FHS013 - New application form 23.12.2019

  • Checklist for new protocol applications

  • Applicants for databases, registries or repositories should only fill out form (FHS020) 31.03.2020

  • New Undergraduate student research protocol application form (FHS021) 21.02.2019

  • Checklist for new undergraduate protocol applications

  • Preparing a Synopsis: Section B - Pointers for Researchers (FHS014)

  • Preparing the Research Protocol Section C - Pointers for Researchers (FHS015hlp) 21.02.2019

  • Research Protocol Section C (FHS015) 12.03.2018

  • Eligibility for Expedited Review of US Federally-funded Research - Pointers for Researchers[Download]

  • New Protocol Applications - Pointers for Reviewers [Download]

  • Research Requirements to conduct research at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital[Download]

  • Application form to conduct research at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital[Download]

Requirements for research in minors <18 years of age (Form A)


  • Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects [Download]

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Registration

  • Insurance cover for investigators on clinical trials [This insurance cover is in place for investigators on clinical trials. This cover is for malpractice and indemnity for staff engaged in clinical trials, where appropriate. This cover is distinct from the no-fault insurance cover provided to patients who are involved in UCT clinical trials.]

Accessing Staff or Students for research purposes

  • Research Access to students (DSA 100)

  • Access to UCT Staff for Research Purposes (HR194 & HR190)

Active Protocols

Continuing Review (Annual Progress Reports)

  • Annual progress report - Pointers for researchers (FHS016hlp)

  • Annual Progress Report (FHS016) 25.03.2020

  • Annual progress Report (FHS017) 25.03.2020 for Record Reviews/Audits/Collection of Biological Specimens/Repositories/Databases/Registries

Health-Safety- Support  Student Handbook