WHC provides valuable support to the University of the Witwatersrand’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Wits HREC). This
Committee, which meets monthly to review research applications, was one of the first Ethics Committees to be established
in the world. The Wits HREC operates according to the latest ICH GCP and South African Medical Research Council guidelines.
It also works in line with guidelines for Good Practice in the Conduct of Clinical Trials in Human Participants in
In addition to maintaining up-to-date documents, policies, guidelines and check-lists, the WHC Regulatory Secretariat
Division processes clinical trial submissions, provides annual re-certification and approvals for amendments to existing
Please click on the links below to find out more about the WHC Regulatory Secretariat services: