Research ethics training of researchers (Principal investigators, supervisors/promoters, co-supervisors/co-promotors, Master’s and PhD students and other research team members) has become a requirement of the Department of Health and the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) and proof of formal research ethics training received during the past three years must accompany all research ethics applications

Please make use of either one of the following training opportunities:

TRREE Ethics Training (Health related focus)

Complete the free online research ethics training course and be sure to complete the following compulsory modules:

  • Module 1 Introduction to research ethics
  • Module 2.1 Research ethics evaluation
  • Module 3.1 Informed consent
  • National supplement for South Africa

Social Sciences Ethics Training

Alternative to the TREEE training, Social Sciences Ethics Training can be used if your studies have human participants.

NWU-HREC training opportunities

The NWU Health Research Ethics Committee (NWU-HREC) provides ethics training opportunities throughout the year.