REC: Social, Behavioural and Education Research (REC: SBE): Position statement on responsible research conduct during COVID-19.
We anticipate widespread and rapid community spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. In line with recommendations to practice social distancing, the Research Ethics Committee: Social, Behavioural and Education Research (REC: SBE) wants to minimise the risk of transmission at research sites and in the context of research studies. We urge all researchers to act within the spirit of an ‘ethics of responsibility’.
Official Stellenbosch University and REC statements:
Statement by Prof Eugene Cloete, Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies regarding the status of research activities during COVID-19: click here to view the statement
Helpful resources and guidance for online and virtual data collection:
Online research methods and techniques: practical and ethical considerations
Online Visual Arts-based research approach (Kuhl, 2020)