Research ethics at the UFS is divided into four primary categories, namely; Health Sciences Research, Human/General Research, Animal Research, And Bio-safety and Environment Research. It is from these four categories where the ethics committees are derived and their respective SOPS are developed and implemented. The four committees are:

1. Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSREC)
  • All health science-related research is reviewed by the HSREC
  • Please note: even if the researcher is registered with a non-health faculty, if the research in question is health-/medicine-related, it must be submitted to HSREC
2. General/Human Research Ethics Committee (GHREC)
  • All research that is NOT health-related, animal-related, or bio-safety- (hazardous material included) related, must be submitted to GHREC. 
3. Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC)
  • If there is use of animals in any form or shape, the research must be submitted to AREC.
4. Environment and Bio-Safety Research Ethics Committee (EBREC) 
  • Environment and bio-hazardous material related research must be submitted to EBREC

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