The Ethics Unit within ORD is an inter-disciplinary research and advisory unit that ensures compliance to ethical norms practiced in research. Working within the national and international legal, ethical and regulatory standards, the Unit is responsible for the ethics review of research involving humans, animals, as well as chemicals and hazardous materials so that research conducted at UB meets the highest standards and promotes the welfare of participants. The Unit also provides guidance on policies and guidelines; ethics review processes and continuous oversight of all research conducted by students, staff and affiliates at the University of Botswana. The Unit also contributes to ethics excellence through training, collaborating with local and international Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Bioethics Centers and training institutions. The Unit facilitates the issuance of Research permits for all UB Researchers and is involved in community engagement as a social responsibility.