Faculty of Health Sciences Research


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As the situation with the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, there will be challenges in carrying out our research mission as well as our educational mission. As the COVID-19 outbreak expands and the impact evolves, the Faculty Executive is working closely with the UP Executive and colleagues from other Faculties to establish guidance specific to research operations. This guidance is intended to help the campus research community limit the impact and potential risk associated with the growing outbreak of COVID-19.

With the ongoing concern about the spread of this disease, laboratories, and research facilities should continue to plan for the possibility of a significant disruption to routine operations, guided by the Research Continuity Plan. Each laboratory or research facility is best positioned to create a continuity plan that will meet their unique needs, which you should have submitted to the Faculty Research Office, care of [email protected].

We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available, however, we encourage you to visit University of Pretoria’s website (see: https://www.up.ac.za/coronavirus-updates) for the latest news and information.


Announcement to all researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee

This is an update following previous instructions from the Research Ethics Committee in relation to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Research Ethics Committee resolved on 30 September2020 that the prohibition on research data collection be terminated with immediate effect on condition that the standard precautionary measures are taken.

Yours sincerely

Werdie van Staden
Chairperson: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee


Prof C (Tiaan) de Jager

Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences



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