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The Central University of Technology is committed to the core values of ubuntu, integrity, diversity, innovation and excellence. As part of the core values it is important for the university to promote responsible conduct of research in line with internationally acceptable norms and standards. See CUT Vision 2030

The Research Ethics and Integrity Policy Framework was approved in 2016. It has recently been reviewed and the updated framework will be available after the approval by Senate in 2021.

Current framework and communication

What can you expect to find in the policy framework?

  1. Research Ethics and Integrity Code of Conduct for Researchers at CUT.
  2. Ethics Committees: Structures and Roles (Research involving Humans, Animals and the Environment)
    • Research Ethics and Integrity Committee (REIC)
    • Faculty Research and Innovation Committee (FRIC)
      • Research involving Human Participants
      • Research involving Environment- and Biosafety
    • Clinical Ethical Committee – Health related or Clinical Research
    • Animal Ethical Committee – Research involving Animals
    • Research Information Management System (RIMS)
    • Gate Keeper Approval
    • Misconduct
    • Legislation
  3. CUT Ethical Approval Flow Diagram
    • Proposed Ethical Approval Flow Diagram
    • Proposed Ethical Approval Flow Diagram: Health and Environmental Sciences
  4. Additional Information
    • Interfaculty Animals Ethics Committee of the CUT (Research Protocol for the use of Live Vertebrates)
    • Animal Ethics Committee of CUT
    • NSPCA: Research Ethics Reviewer’s Checklist and Comments
    • Guidelines Research Ethics Checklist
    • Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
    • Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations
    • Statement on Ethical Research and Scholarly Publishing Practices

Policies and guidelines

Several of CUT's policies, procedures and guidelines have relevance to research ethics and integrity. The documents may be found on the Institutional Repository Code (IRC)  and MyCUT - login required.
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  • CUT Research Ethics and Integrity Policy Framework.
  • CUT Policy on Plagiarism and Other Scientific Conduct.
  • CUT Intellectual Property Policy.
  • CUT Student Examination Procedure dealing with Student Misconduct.
  • CUT Code on Academic Integrity.
  • CUT Calendar on matters such as disciplinary rules, copyright and conduct.
  • CUT Policy and Procedure on the Management of Surveys
  • Copyright Act 98 of 1978.
  • Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).

Additional resources

  1. Statement on Ethical Research and Scholarly Publication Practices
  2. Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
  3. Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations
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