Animal Research Ethics

The Liselo Animal Research Ethics Committee (LAREC) was formed and registered with NHREC in 2022.

Research Ethics

The Liselo Animal Research Ethics Committee was established by Liselo Labs (Pty) Ltd. to oversee and ensure the ethical use of animals in research conducted by Liselo Labs and select third parties.

Liselo Labs is committed to high ethical standards with regards to the care and use of animals and complies with the South African National Standard for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (SANS 10386:2021) produced by the South African Bureau of Standards, as well as the South African Department of Health’s guidelines for Ethics in Health Research (2015) as minimum standards that must be adhered to in all aspects of animal care and use.



Terms of Reference

Application Form (applications should be submitted at least 3 weeks before the next meeting date)

SOP for Ethics Application (please read carefully and ensure all conditions are met before submitting your application and supporting documents)

For expedited applications or amendments, please enquire with the Institutional Officer at

Complaints and Whistleblowing


All complaints are handled with the utmost discretion and will be investigated with full diligence and impartiality. While you are required to submit your name and contact details, if requested, these details will be kept confidential to the Instututional Officer.

Should you wish to lay a complaint against (1) the LAREC, (2) the research sponsor or (3) the research project, kindly use the following complaints form:

LAREC Ethics complaints form.pdf

Whistleblowing / Tip-off

Should you wish to remain totally anonymous and submit a tip-off, kindly complete details on the form below which will be initially investigated by the Insitutional Officer and handed to the apropriate department or authorities should it be required:

    LAREC Meeting Dates

    The LAREC meet approximately every two months. Below is the schedule of recent / future meetings:

    • 18 October 2023
    • 14 December 2023
    • 22 February 2024
    • 25 April 2024