The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Studies Research Ethics Committee

FNASREC deals with zero and low-risk studies in the Faculty that are not health-related. Follow the process below to obtain an ethics number.

  1. The researcher conceptualize the research study
  2. The researcher presents the research proposal to the relevant scientific committee for approval
  3. The scientific committee proposes a risk level on the signed ethics application form
  4. No risk studies do the following
    1. Submit the following documents to FNASREC by using this link, or email it to roelof.burger@nwu.ac.za and madieviljoen@gmail.com:
  5. Low-risk studies do the following
    1. Submit the following documents to FNAS ethics at committee using this link , or email it to roelof.burger@nwu.ac.za and madieviljoen@gmail.com, least 2 weeks before the meeting
      • Applicable ethics application form (download here)
      • Research proposal (download here)
      • Proof of ethical training in the last 2 years. Either a course by the NWU or the following online courses at https://elearning.trree.org
        • Introduction to Research Ethics
        • Research Ethics Evaluation
        • Informed Consent
        • South African supplement
      • Signed Code of Conduct of student (download here)
      • Signed Code of Conduct of all supervisors (download here)