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​Research Development and Support

​Health Research Ethics

HREC Forms & Instructions

 New protocol applications

» HREC Exemption application - guidance for researche​r​s
» HREC New protocol application - guidance for researchers​
» HREC Biobank/Database application - guidance for researchers
» HREC Case Report/Case Series application - guidance for researchers

​» ​HREC New Reciprocal review application - guidance for researchers

» HREC Guidance: Student projects linked to a larger study
​» Insurance for Research

 Active protocols

Continuing review (annual progress reports/final reports)

» Annual progress report: health research/clinical trials/database (registry​/repository​​)​ - guidance for researchers

HREC Consultation Request

» HREC Consultation Request Form

 Informed consent and assent forms

» Afrikaans   » English   ​» Xh​​osa    Informed consent template - General

» Afrikaans   » English   » Xhosa    Informed assent template - Children

» Afrikaans   » English   » Xhosa ​   Informed consent template - Genetic studies

» Afrikaans   » English   » Xhosa    Informed consent template - Case reports

» Afrikaans   » English                     Information leaflet template

                       » E​nglish​                     Informed consent template - Online surveys


Investigator/Supervisor D​​eclaration

» Investigator / Supervisor Declaration​​ (Pdf format)

» Investigator / Supervisor Declaration​​ (MS Word format)


Material/Da​ta Transfer Agreement (MTA/DTA) Term Sheet

Material Transfer Agreeement for Human Biological Material and Associated Data (Material). This sample agreement for the transfer of data and specimens has been provided by the National Department of Health and the National Health Research Ethics Council: 

 »​ Material transfer agreement South Africa 1.1 December 2020

​HREC MTA/DTA requirements, processes and termsheet: ​​

»​ HREC Termsheet: Material/Data Transfer Agreement​​

Head of Division/Department Signature Page

»​ Head of Division/Department Signature Page​​​​​

HREC fees and payment instruction forms

>> Kindly follow the link to our HREC fees page​