Research Resources

The University of Pretoria is proud of its reputation as a world-class research institution. On this page you will find a list of all policies, procedures, legislation, regulations and codes that may apply to research activities.

The Research@UP Manual

Here you will find the Research@UP Manual. The purpose of the Research@UP Manual is to promote ethical research. It will also help you comply with...Read more


The following policies are important for researchers...Read more


The University of Pretoria believes in ethical self-management, offering training on various facets of responsible research...Read more

Research Proposals & Data Management Plans

Understand how to get your research proposal approved…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

Survey Approval

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

UP Archives

See the UP Archives website for more information and forms...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

Research Contracts

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

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