At Rhodes University, the ethical conduct of research is a high priority. Ethical research is promoted as part of research training and supervision, in Higher Degrees review processes, short courses for staff and students, and engagements with national experts.
In addition, Rhodes has adopted the Department of Health’s research Principals, Processes and Structures (DoH, 2015) accredited by the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC).
There are three committees at Rhodes to provide ethical clearance for research by students and staff:
the Animal Research Ethics Committee;
the Education Faculty’s Research Ethics Committee for studies conducted in the Education Faculty,
the Human Research Ethics Committee for all other studies involving human participants.