Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

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SMU Research

Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics monitoring and approval process at SMU is overseen by the SMU Research Ethics Committee (SMUREC). SMUREC is a continuation of the former (Medunsa Research Ethics Committee - MREC) which was registered with the US Department of Health and Human Services as an International Organisation (IORG0004319), as an Independent Review Board (IRB00005122), and functions under a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA00009419). SMUREC is also registered and audited in accordance with the National Health Act (No 61 of 2003) with registration number REC-210408-003.

Download Research Ethics Committee Application Form

Download Research Ethics Committee Terms of Reference

Download Department of Health: Ethics in Health Research 2015

Download Department of Health Operational Guidelines for Non-Therapeutic Health Research With Minors

SMUREC meeting dates and submission dates -See Research Directorate Calendar

SMUREC seminars dates and invitations -See Research Directorate Calendar

For further information on SMUREC contact:

Ms Lorato Phiri (SMUREC Secretariat)

Office number: Clinical Pathology Building, Fifth Floor, Room S524


Telephone: 012 521 5617


Prof Gboyega Ogunbanjo (SMUREC Chairperson):