MMed Protocol Committee

Given the changing requirements for postgraduate qualification, feasible but valid research projects are becoming increasingly important. In order to ensure that academic standards are in order before submission to the ethics committee and to improve the quality of MMed proposals, the MMed Committee was constituted in May 2008. Our task is to provide protocol development support to the various departments and by doing so helping to increase the quality and output of research within the School of Medicine. (MMed students of SHSPH are supervised and evaluated by the SHSPH).

Click here to link to the complete document which includes the Meeting AND Submission dates.

Note:  Email to submit protocols to [email protected]

For TNM800 dates check here

The required documents for MMed submission are the following:

Application form

Supervisor form

Statistical support form    list of biostaticians you can contact

Protocol template (Open in Word)

Complete and hand in the critical appraisal (the same as used by the Committee to assess your protocol).

NB: Kindly ensure that your protocol adheres to basic grammar, spelling and Vancouver referencing standards before submitting. 

You can consult the library website for information on Vancouver format and referencing tools like EndNote.

Kindly use the built in MS Word spell checker or a 3rd party program like Grammarly.

There are currently STANDARD RECOMMENDATIONS for how clinical research protocols should be designed and the research reported. Please see


MMed Committee Meeting
Closing Date for Submissions Meeting
Monday, January 4, 2021 Monday, January 18, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021 Monday, February 8, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021 Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, June 7, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021 Monday, July 12, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021 Monday, August 16, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021 Monday, September 13, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021 Monday, October 11, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021 Monday, November 8, 2021
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