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
Brief summary of reporting:
May we provide you with feedback?
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.