Pathcare Research CommitteeTo establish and support a culture of research at PathCare
The Pathology Research Committee (PRC) is a subcommittee of the Board, and acts to secure the integrity of research done at PathCare. This includes operational research, evaluating best practice, research linked to educational programmes or degrees, research aimed at publications and research/innovations with a view to new developments and/or products. The committee facilitates and enables research by providing an easy to use structure to register projects, update progress reports and to link investigators to resources that can support their work.
Guidelines to do research on the PathCare platform (download document)
Register your project
PathCare supports research on its platform that adds value to our role in patient management as part of the healthcare team.
The following documents should be submitted via the secretariat to register projects with the PRC:
- Checklist for registration of project (download document)
- Research proposal
- Signed declarations where relevant (confidentiality agreement, conflict of interest, intellectual property) (download document)
- Proof of approval by a registered ethics committee
- Signed approval of the manager in charge of the section where the research will take place, in order to guarantee that we can meet your expectations (download document)
Information regarding additional funding for projects
In order to facilitate the execution of registered research projects, the Pathcare Research Committee can consider applications for amounts up to R15 000.
This funds can be used for additional laboratory tests, statistical analysis or publication fees. All applications will be evaluated on merit, within the restrictions of our annual budget.
Application for seed funding PRC: Download Form
Research Output for 2019
PathCare Staff that have contributed to research publications is listed below:
Journal & Citation
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
Francois Smit (first author),
International Journal of Laboratory Haematology
Paper, first and co-author
Review of Medical Virology
BMC Infectious Diseases
South African Journal of Infectious Diseases
ECCMID, Amsterdam 2019
A. Isah , R. Steyn , Z. Barday , F.C.J. Botha , 99mTc MAG3 scintigraphy in a patient with Hyperacute Antibody Mediated Rejection: A description of the correlation between image Þndings and clinical disease process., Transplantation Reports (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpr.2019.100024
Sinead Amber Gardiner,
S Afr Med J 2019;109(8):544. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i8.14187
All PathCare authors
South African Society for Human Genetics congress held at the Century City Conference Centre
Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 25, No. 9, September 2019
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases ISSN: (Online) 2313-1810, (Print) 2312-0053