We invest in a broad range of research on issues important to New Zealand, and support the development of health research careers. Our mission is 'benefiting New Zealand through health research'.
Research and Funding
These documents contain support and reference information for applicants applying for funding, as well as background information for referees and committee members.
Below is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from this year's HRC roadshow, outlining information about the HRC and the 2016 funding round for contracts beginning after 1 July 2016. Professor Kath McPherson, and Drs Vernon Choy and Deming Gong visited the University of Auckland Medical School, AUT University, the University of Otago (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin), Waikato University, Massey University, and Middlemore Hospital during the week beginning 25 May 2015.
This booklet introduces researchers to dissemination and implementation of research, and working with mass media. It covers intellectual property, research and clinical practice, public health, changing policy, media advocacy and getting good media coverage.
The HRC uses a funding framework for the annual funding round. All applicants should review the Investment Signals General Guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions document. The funding framework has four Research Investment Streams, with the Research Investment Stream investment signals to guide funding decisions:
- Health and Wellbeing in New Zealand - Keeping populations healthy and independent throughout life
- Improving Outcomes for Acute and Chronic Conditions in New Zealand - Improving outcomes for people with illness or injury
- New Zealand Health Delivery - Improving health and disability service delivery outcomes over the short-to-medium term
- Rangahau Hauora Māori - Supporting Māori health research that upholds rangatiratanga and utilises and advances Māori health knowledge, resources and people
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the HRC, the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the Heart Foundation use a common CV template, which can be used in all funding applications. It standardises the type of information asked for and eliminates the need for researchers to reformat their CV each time they apply to a different funder. This template should be used for HRC applications which require CVs.
This pro forma Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalises the intention of the parties to collaborate in a research project and to enter into a sub-contract.
The Peer Review Manual describes for applicants and reviewers each stage of the review process, the roles of referees, science assessing committees and the HRC Secretariat. The overall assessment process and the scoring system for each application type in the annual funding round is given in detail.
The CDA Peer Review Manual is specifically for Career Development Award applicants and reviewers. It contains similar information as that in the above funding round manual.
This declaration serves two purposes. It allows Named Investigators and the Contractor to revise and update the FTE information provided when the proposal supporting this contract was submitted. It also provides written confirmation that the staff named and paid, in full or in part, from the funding provided for this contract will be given sufficient workload relief to fulfil the research contract objectives and milestones (Principles on Full Cost Funding of University Research, January 2003).