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The University Research Office is based at the Govan Mbeki building on Westville campus

The University of KwaZulu-Natal currently has more than 250 post-doctoral fellows

Funds requests must be directed through the Colleges at the office of the College Dean of Research

You can upload your own publications on IRMA and ResearchSpace

ResearchSpace is the institutional repository of UKZN. It is a collection of full text theses and also includes research publications produced by UKZN academics.
Animal Ethics

Animal Research Ethics Committee

The use of animal subjects for research, teaching or testing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is subject to ethical clearance from the Animal Ethics Sub-Committee. Application for approval is to be made on the appropriate application forms below:

Animals used in the research and teaching must receive every consideration for their bodily comfort. They must be kindly treated and properly fed, and their surroundings must be maintained in the best possible sanitary condition. The guidelines below outline the manner in which animals used in research and teaching must be cared for and treated:


2019 AREC Meeting Dates

Human Endpoints

When conducting experiments that may involve a great deal of animal distress, researchers should consider the option of implementing humane endpoints. Below we provide guidance on how to apply humane endpoints:

Contact us
Dr Sanil Singh – Chair: Animal Research Ethics Committee
c/o Research Office: Ethics
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Govan Mbeki Building
Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000
South Africa
Phone: +27 31 260 8350
Fax: +27 31 260 2384

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