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REC Humanities Templates and Guidelines

​​​​ REC Consent Form Templates 
The consent form is prepared for the participant/respondent to obtain their voluntary consent to take part in the research study before data is collected from them. Researchers must use the template most suitable for their project. 

Written informed consent template 
Written informed consent template_Alternative (for low-risk research projects)
Electronic informed consent template (for low-risk project using electronic surveys)
Consent form template for parents/legal guardian permission
Assent form for minors 
This assent template is prepared for a minor’s affirmative agreement to participate in research. Minors are persons under the age of 18 years old. Please be advised that this is a child-friendly template and is not suitable for participants who are adolescents. It is recommended that you use the consent form template design for adolescent participants. 

Assent form template
Please click here for the Xhosa template.
Short CV Template​

A short CV template for the purpose of research ethics review
List of Documents for ethics review
Contains a list of documents that should be attached to ensure a thorough and timely review of an ethics application.
Research Ethics Guidelines: Getting ethics approval for your research project
The Research Ethics Guidelines booklet provides useful tips and relevant information on research ethics and the ethics application process. Please note that the Research Ethics guidelines are supplementary to the Standard Operating Procedures. 
Standard Operating Procedures​ Version 1.5 (2019)
Refers to the standard operating procedures of the REC: Social, Behavioural and Education Research

Response letter template
This template can be used to draft a response to comments made by your Ethics Committee. The response/cover letter assists with expediting the review of your revised form. By including a response letter, you guide the reviewer to the specific section(s) that you have revised. It also gives you the opportunity to explain or motivate the reason(s) for your response/revision. Please ensure that you write your response in a numbered-format (based on the numbering of the comments in the feedback letter) and that you indicate which section, or page number you made your edits to the form/attachments. 

​​​Non-disclosure agreement for study personnel​​​​

​​This template was designed by the Research Contracts Office within the Division for Research Development. Please use this template for non-disclosure agreements between principal investigators and study personnel such as fieldworkers, research assistants, student assistants, transcribers and translators.