The Research Ethics Committee (REC) and the Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC) oversee the application of research ethics principles in research projects conducted in the TUT environment. The REC and AREC are duly registered committees at the National Health Research Ethics Council in South Africa.
The RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (REC) considers the ethical acceptability of proposed research projects conducted by or involving TUT staff members and students. The REC endeavours to review, clarify and monitor all matters pertaining to the ethical aspects of research that specifically deals with human participants.
The essential functions of the REC are the following: