ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRESS ON THE POPIA CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESEARCH AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE CODE
In South Africa, the use of personal information for research is regulated by the National Health Act No 61 of 2003 and its 2012 regulations, the Department of Health Ethics in Health Research: Principles, Processes and Structures Guidelines and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) No 2 of 2000. The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) No 4 of 2013 came into force on 1 July 2020 [https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/docs/InfoRegSA-POPIA-act2013-004.pdf]. All public and private bodies that are processing personal information have until 1 July 2021 to ensure that they are compliant with the law.
Guidelines for the recognition of Fields of Practice
Approved by Council on 29 May 2019
The South African Council for the Natural Scientific Professions is a registration and regulation authority for natural science professions in South Africa as established by the Natural Scientific Professions Act (Act no. 27 of 2003) as amended, hereby referred to as the NSP Act. SACNASP strives to establish, direct, sustain and ensure a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct, that is internationally acceptable and in the broad interest of the community as a whole and the natural sciences.
Board notice 111 of 2019
South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
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