Human Research Ethics Committee

Forms & Instructions

Download the non-linked forms listed below from the central forms repository.

New Protocol Applications

  • New protocol application and submission instructions for researchers (fhs013hlp) 21.02.2019

  • New protocol application form - Section A (FHS013) 21.02.2019

  • Checklist for new protocol applications

  • Applicants for databases, registries or repositories should only fill out form (FHS020) 13.02.2017

  • 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)

Informed Consent - (Please also see Standard Operating Procedures)

  • H3Africa Guidelines for Informed Consent [Download]


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) 21.02.2019

  • Annual progress Report (FHS017) 23.07.2014 for Record Reviews/Audits/Collection of Biological Specimens/Repositories/Databases/Registries