A researcher who conducts health research involving human participants must—
||submit the research proposal for ethics review and approval to a registered health research ethics committee and, where applicable, to the Medicines Control Council or any other body required by law, before commencing with the research;
||consult with representatives from the participating community or other relevant research stakeholders, where appropriate;
||consult with and notify the affected institutional or governmental authorities where necessary;
||assess the ongoing welfare of participants and take appropriate steps in the event that participants experience harms;
||disseminate research results, whether negative or positive, to research stakeholders, in a timely and competent manner including to participants and participating communities as far as possible; and
||register the research in the South African National Clinical Trials Register, if classified as a clinical trial.