Research

THE DCS RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Click here to view the Standard Operating Procedures for the DCS Research Ethics Committee 

Please note that all research projects involving an offender or members of SA Department of Correctional Services is subject to a formal application, review and approval process as described in the DCS Research Policy.
All research applications must be made on the appropriate forms, namely:

The Research Application Form (G179)
The Agreement form
These forms must be accompanied by:

Certified copies of ID’s must not be older than 3 months
Approval letter from the Research Ethics Committee of any South African Academic Institution OR any other recognised Research Ethics Committee in South African e.g(HSRC and SAMRC)
The research instrument/tool (e.g. questionnaire )
A comprehensive research proposal
Research proposal that will provide the following information for consideration by the Research Ethics Committee:
Aim of the research, investigation or inquiry.
Purpose, nature and extent of the investigation.
The research plan and duration of the investigation.
Research designs/method.
Interviewing techniques and instruments such as questionnaires, audio tape recorders, video recording, etc.
The areas where the research will be conducted.
The sample of the research must be provided.
Approval of research and proof of registration for that current year with the choosen institution if it is for study purposes.
The funders/sponsors involved, if any.
The value of research to the Department.

The field and level of study in case of research intended for the attainment of qualifications.
Motivation by lecturer, tutor, supervisor or designated person in the institution or organisation. If the space is insufficient, it may be submitted as an addendum
Possible ethical issues emanating from the proposed research should be reflected in the research proposal.
The researcher should indicate whether there is an intention to publish the research findings.
No digital recording however an audio recording is allowed.
(The above stipulated points should not be regarded as a research proposal format but rather as additional requirements to be included in the research proposal for consideration by the DCS Research Ethics Committee)
Application Form
Agreement Form
Research Agenda 07/10
List of Approved Research Reports

DUE DATES


Closing Date for Application REC Meeting
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 5 February 2019 22 February 2019
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 15 March 2019 05 April 2019
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 17 May 2019 07 June 2019
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 26 July 2019 16 August 2019
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 13 September 2019 04 October 2019
Academic Institutions, Students and Organizations 08 November 2019 29 November 2019

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE NEXT REC MEETING.
Applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their application.
Applications can be sent to:

Email:

RECApplications@dcs.gov.za
Tel : 0123072770

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