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Research Management

The Unit for Statistical Consultation (USC) was founded to provide a free statistical service in accordance with its constitution to all NMMU campuses


The following persons qualify for free services:

  • NMMU staff members engaged in academic (non-contract) research;
  • NMMU staff registered elsewhere for Masters and Doctoral studies;
  • Masters and doctoral students registered at NMMU;
  • Other NMMU students conducting research that produces a publishable article for an accredited journal. If a publishable article is not produced within one year after completion of the data analysis for the project, the applicant will be invoiced for the USC services. In the event of a dispute, the relevant Faculty RTI Committee will decide whether an article is publishable.


Only NMMU staff members can apply for USC services, either for their own research or on behalf of a student whom they are supervising. In the event of a staff member being an NMMU student the applicable supervisor must apply for the services.

Submission of application forms

Completed application forms must be submitted via e-mail to Research Management who will assign a reference number to each submitted application and verify whether the applicant qualifies for free services.

Contact information
Mrs Visha Coopasamy
Research Officer
Tel: 27 41 504 2013