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Research Ethical Clearance

Guide to Conducting Research 


Please read the steps below before submitting the application online.

1.    Read the UCT code of ethics; the School of Education Research Ethics document as well as the application form (available on the SoE website under resources.

2.    Meet with your supervisor to discuss ethical issues and requirements in relation to your proposed research.

3.    Submit the following documents:

4.  Submit application ONLINE.

NOTE: If you are conducting research in a government school that falls under WCED, you will need to get ethical clearance from the School of Education BEFORE making that application.

Applications must be submitted online. For queries, please contact A/Prof Joanne Hardman ( Or and