On 22 March 2020, the Stellenbosch University Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Health Research Ethics Committee, and Research Ethics Committee: Social, Behavioural, and Educational Research released position statements regarding research in the time of COVID-19 [URL: https://stellenbosch.everlytic.net/public/messages/view-online/muKwCTkd84ckorcs/6hF3cvYXe3QoLd5w]. To give effect to this position statement, the Division for Information Governance will defer any active permission requests for research that require people be brought together for research purposes.
If you believe your research can continue with only minor edits to the protocol and methodology, we shall keep your request open. If you believe that your research cannot continue or can only continue with substantial revision of the protocol and methodology, please let us know urgently commenting on your matter within our service desk or by contacting email@example.com, using your permission number IRPSD as the reference.
If we defer your request, you may open a new request (with revised protocol and methodology where appropriate) at www.sun.ac.za/permission.
The above applies within the current context. As the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa may change or escalate, we will review the above in line with any future position statement released by the Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Health Research Ethics Committee, or Research Ethics Committee: Social, Behavioural, and Educational Research.
The Institutional Permission Team
Stellenbosch University is committed to protecting the privacy of our students, employees, and partners, in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) as well as related South African legislation, global leading practices, and our commitment to good institutional governance. To help achieve this goal, SU has established a data privacy regulation to articulate the institutional stance on privacy; and clarify POPIA's principles within SU's institutional context and values.