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Health Research Ethics​​



​​Stellenbosch University Updates on COVID-19

Health Research Ethics Committee and Other Research-Related updates on COVID-19​

2021 updates

  • HREC FMHS COMMUNIQUE 2: RESEARCH GUIDANCE IN THE TIME OF THE ADJUSTED LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN - 29 July 2021
  • HREC FMHS COMMUNIQUE 1: RESEARCH GUIDANCE IN THE TIME OF THE ADJUSTED LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN - 29 June 2021
  • SU HREC Reciprocal Review SOP, V1.1, Approved SREC 11 March 2021
  • SU FMHS HREC STANDA​RD OPERATING PROCEDURE: RESEARCH IN EMERGENCIES, VERSION 1-2, Approved SREC 11/03/2021

2020 updates

SU FMHS HREC and HREO updates

  • ​HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS COMMUNIQUE 2: ETHICAL RESEARCH CONDUCT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC - LEVEL 1 AND LOWER​​
  • HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS COMMUNIQUE 1: RESEARCH GUIDANCE IN THE TIME OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
  • SU FMHS HREC Research in Emergencies (RiEM): Guidelines for Protocol Submission and Review of NEW ​Studies, V1.0, dated 03/04/2020
  • SU Position statement and REC guideli​nes on Research in the time of COVID-19
  • SU FMHS HREC Position Statement: Ethical Research Conduct In The Time Of The COVID-19 Outbreak
  • NOTICE FROM HREO Email from Western Cape Department of Health regarding COVID-19 Research, dated 07/04/2020


Updates from other institution
  • FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clincial Trial of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • ​Guidance on th​e Management of Clincial Trials during the COVID-19 pandemic​
  • SAHPRA Clinical Trials Conduct Communication_COVID_19_25 March 2020​​​
  • Research Summary Template Western Cape Department of Health​
  • NIH funding opportunities that may be of interest to researchers in the FMHS, 14 April 2020​.​  Archived issues are also accessible at www.sun.ac.za/RDSfunding //
  • Ethical ​​standards for research during public health emergencies: Distilling existing guidance to support COVID-19 R&D​​
  • FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • COVID-19 Resource for Research, Teaching and Practice


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