Dr. Seeiso Koali is a research integrity officer at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). He provides guidance and advice about policies, ethics guidelines and procedures associated with research integrity as well as handling reported cases on breach of research norms/standards and possible research misconduct. He also organises training in Ethics and Good Clinical Practice for the SAMRC staff and ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements that govern responsible conduct of research. Koali holds PhD in Bioethics (University of Witwatersrand); MSc Med Bioethics & Health Law from the (University of Witwatersrand, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics); M. Phil in Biomedical Ethics (Stellenbosch University); PGD in Public Health (University of Western Cape), Honours in Philosophy (National University of Lesotho) and B.A. in Philosophy from the (Urbaniana Pontifical University, Rome). Before joining the SAMRC, Koali was a senior lecturer at the National University of Lesotho, Department of Philosophy. Among other courses, he taught Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Introduction to Applied Ethics and Introduction to Moral Philosophy. Koali has also served as a member of Institutional Review Board at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Lesotho in (2013-2016).
Research Integrity Officer