Doctoral Office
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​Res​earch Development and Support

​​Tygerberg Doctoral Office

​PhD Support - Review Process

  • First, the student completes and revises a well supported research protocol to the satisfaction of the supervisor/s​
  • Select and organize the review committee
  • HoD and supervisor to complete their sections of the Form A3 review checklist BEFORE the Review
  • Also send any pre-existing ethics approval certificates to the reviewers
  • Also send student's CV, external supervisor(s) CV, and proposal to the review committee​​​
  • Chair completes the updated Form A3 review checklist and attaches all reviewer reports
  • Student makes recommended changes before submitting final version ​
  • The supervisor emails the following five PDF-format documents to the Tygerberg Doctoral Office ( in a single email, copying the candidate:​
    • Supervisor letter confirming that all requirements of the review committee were met​
    • Fully completed new Form A3 review checklist
    • Summary review report or all reviewer reports​
    • Final edited proposal for ethics submission​
    • Turnitin report on the final proposal​​​​