If you are planning to undertake research in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment you will need to ensure that you have read the latest revision of the EBE EiR Handbook
EBE staff, students, as well as external persons or parties linked to EBE - planning to undertake research, must apply for ethics clearance.
Ethics clearance applications need to be submitted via UCT’s electronic research administration (eRA) system.
- eRA login
Guides for EBE Ethics Management
- Reviewing the application as a supervisor
- Reviewing the application as a departmental authority
- Exporting the outcome letter
- Completing a review sheet in the Reviewer role
- Full application Process Manual
Research involving UCT students and staff
For research involving UCT students as research subjects, you will need additional approval from the Executive Director, Department of Student Affairs, Mr Pura Mgolombane
For research involving UCT staff as research subjects, you will need to contact the office of the Executive Director, Human Resources, Miss Zoe Cosmopoulos
Four types of research are considered:
- Research that does not involve humans or animals.
- Research that involves interviews of human participants.
- Research that involves the performance of clinical tests on humans. (Please consult the Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee)
- Research that uses or involves animals. (Please consult the Health Sciences Animal Ethics Committee)
Architecture, Geomatics and Planning
- Architecture and planning - Naomi Gihwala
- Geomatics - Junita Abrahams
- Landscape and conservation - Naomi Gihwala
Construction Economics and Management
Ethics in Research Committee - Carlyn Hewitson