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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.
Human Social Science Ethics


Research involving human subjects but is non-biomedical requires ethical clearance from the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee. Application is to be made on the appropriate application form, and in accordance with the guidelines below:

The World Medical Association (WMA) has developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data. See full declaration below:

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Human Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee approves as submitted, approves subject to specified conditions or rejects research proposals on the basis of the University's Research Ethics Policy, and principles and procedures defined within it. HSSREC may also withdraw or suspend approval of an ongoing research project due to serious concerns regarding its ethical aspects. HSSREC will also provide guidance and advice on ethical issues to those undertaking research. HSSREC will make decisions about the quality of the research itself. Below are the terms of reference used by HSSREC.

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