These pages provide access to the University of Pretoria’s research policies, guides and related documents.
The Research@UP Manual will:
help researchers comply with the University's policies, regulations and procedures; and any legislation, regulations or codes that may apply to research activities.
Once it is available, the Manual can be accessed here.
The following policies are important for researchers:
Research Proposals & Research Data Management Plans
The University is developing a template and checklist for research proposals. It is not compulsory to use this template and checklist, but your research proposal must meet the underlying requirements...Read more
Getting Ethics Approval
The Research@UP Manual will set out when ethics approval is required. Note that certain types of research may need approval from multiple ethics committees...Read more
Research Involving Animals
All research or training (including undergraduate and post-graduate modules) using animals or animal-derived samples (even if stored) must attain approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)...Read more
Research Involving Personal Information
If your research involves collecting personal information of individuals or organisations there are a couple of additional requirements that you must keep in mind...Read more
All surveys of University staff, students, alumni and other University Stakeholders must be approved by the Survey Coordinating Committee. This requirement is part of the University’s...Read more
Submitting Your Thesis
Submitting your thesis or dissertation is an important part of many research projects. The Library has created an extremely useful guideline on submitting your thesis which you can access...Read more
Intellectual Property Rights
A lot of intellectual property is created during the course of research. The University is publicly funded, which means that it is subject to the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act 51 of 2008 (the IPR Act)...Read more
The University must conclude a research contract with the outside organisation or outside researchers before the research can commence. The contract must be approved by the Innovation and Contracts Management Office, the Technology Transfer Office and the relevant head of department or dean...Read more