Health Research Ethics
Forms & instructions: Progress report
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Progress report: According to its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the South African Department of Health Research Ethics Guidelines, HREC must review all approved ongoing research projects at least annually. Researchers must submit a progress report for each project at least two months before current HREC approval expires. If the required information is not received by the deadline date, the application may not be reviewed and reapproved in time, leading to noncompliance with HREC SOPs and suspension of the study until the protocol is recertified.