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


2022 DATES

Closing dates for submissions

Meeting Dates

3 January 2022

17 January 2022

31 January 2022

14 February 2022

28 February 2022

14 March 2022

28 March 2022

11 April 2022

25 April 2022

9 May 2022

30 May 2022

13 June 2022

27 June 2022

11 July 2022

25 July 2022

8 August 2022

29 August 2022

12 September 2022

26 September 2022

10 October 2022

31 October 2022

14 November 2022

Published by Franco Meintjes

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