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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.
Research Ethics


The University of KwaZulu-Natal is committed to ensuring the compliance and the ethical integrity of all research done under its auspice. Through the Ethics Unit of its Research Office, UKZN manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans and animals in research at UKZN and its affiliated research institutes. All research involving humans and animals conducted by faculty, staff, students or external researchers attached to UKZN or its affiliated institutes, must be approved by one of the three UKZN Research Ethics Committees:

All students, staff and other persons who, although not affiliated to the University but are involved in research at/or in association with UKZN, must familiarize themselves with the University Ethics Policy. 

In addition, to build the capacity of researchers and members of the Research Ethics Committees in research ethics, UKZN provides various options, one of which is the updated Research Ethics Online Program. The program will take you through the login and registration process. Once all modules for a course are completed you will be given an option to print a certificate and download the notes for the course.

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Anusha Marimuthu - SAO:BREC
Tel:  (031) 260 4769
Simangele Shezi - SAO:HSSREC
Tel:  (031) 260 3587
Karen Reinertsen - Admin:AREC
Tel:  (031) 260 8850

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