Welcome to the SAMRC Reporting Research Transgression site


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) entrenches the culture of promotion of human rights as a core value in health research and elevates the critical role that the regulatory, legal and ethical framework and processes play in the conduct of research, both in humans and animals. The function of the regulatory, legal and ethical framework is to ensure that research is conducted according to the accepted norms and standard (research/scientific integrity).

This form is developed to formally document issues of alleged misconduct relating to the research activities conducted by all SAMRC researchers. Staff members who have knowledge of occurrence of a breach of research norms and standards or research misconduct or have good reason to suspect that a breach of research norms and standards or research misconduct has occurred, have a duty to promptly report any reasonable suspicions to the Research Integrity Office of the SAMRC. The individual raising the issue (complainant) and the person against whom the issue is raised (respondent) are entitled to give their side of the story and be treated fairly in terms of the Principles of Natural Justice.

The complainant shall report out of goodwill and virtuous character without any intention to discredit other people's names.

What type of Transgression are you reporting:

Key Information for reporting research Integrity transgression

Date of event:
Know full date OR know only month and year

Brief summary of reporting:

5000 characters

(Optional) Supporting documentation:

NOTE: Only PDF allowed

Complainant information

Name of Complainant:
Contact Number:
E-mail Address:
May we provide you with feedback?

Respondent information

Name of Respondent(s):

Any other information you are willing to share:
5000 characters

SAMRC statement: Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000

The SAMRC adheres to the Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000 ("Whistleblowers" Legislation). Anonymous allegations made via the SAMRC – “Disclosure of Fraudulent Behaviour” site should be made in good faith. Visitors to the site should note that provision is made for the reporter to provide personal details. Completion is not mandatory, but allows for feedback and could assist with investigation procedures.

The SAMRC encourages all users of the SAMRC – “Disclosure of research integrity transgression” site to provide information in good faith i.e. refrain from providing false information. If the user believes the incident / allegation to be true that is deemed good faith.

NOTE: The information provided on this site is directed to the Research Integrity Officer of the SAMRC.All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will remain confidential.