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HRC Resource Library

Our research and funding documents contain support and reference information for applicants applying for funding, as well as background information for referees and committee members.

  • Chief executive expenses

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions
    The Health Research Council of New Zealand discloses the chief executive’s expenses, gifts, and hospitality as part of its commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • The New Zealand Health Research Prioritisation Framework

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions
    This Prioritisation Framework was developed as part of the implementation of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027. It prioritises how and why health research needs to be done in New Zealand in order to drive high-level health and social outcomes and ensure maximum impact from the government’s investment in health.
  • Te Mahere Whakamātāmuatanga a Rangahau Hauora Aotearoa

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions
    Te Mahere Whakamātāmuatanga a Rangahau Hauora Aotearoa is the Te Reo Māori translation of The New Zealand Health Research Prioritisation Framework. The document was developed as part of the implementation of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027. It prioritises how and why health research needs to be done in New Zealand in order to drive high-level health and social outcomes and ensure maximum impact from the government’s investment in health.
  • Investment Impact Report

    Impact and Performance publications
    This report demonstrates the effectiveness of the HRC’s investment in health research by highlighting a diversity of research impacts in health outcomes and beyond, to include economic, environmental, and broader social benefits.
  • Statement of Performance Expectations 2019-2020

    Impact and Performance publications
    This Statement of Performance Expectations sets out the HRC’s operating intentions for the 2019/20 financial year, including our key performance indicators and targets, and our financial statements.
  • HRC Annual Report

    Impact and Performance publications
    The annual report is a description of our financial and service performance over the past financial year, ending 30 June. The reports are prepared pursuant to the requirements of clause 38 of the Health Research Council Act 1990 and clause 150 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.
  • Māori Health Advancement Guidelines

    Maori Health Research
    The HRC has introduced a new Māori Health Advancement criterion as part of its assessment process. These guidelines will support health researchers in describing how their proposed research contributes to Māori health advancement.
  • HRC Māori Health Advancement Guidelines

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions

    These guidelines will support researchers in describing how their proposed research contributes to Māori health advancement.

  • Public Health Research Committee terms of reference

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • GTAC Process and Guidelines - General

    Ethics reference documents
    This document outlines the process for approval of trials involving gene and other biotechnology therapies.
  • Biomedical Research Committee terms of reference

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • Biomedical Research Committee

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    The Biomedical Research Committee is a statutory HRC committee set out in the HRC Act, with members appointed by the HRC Council. The committee advises on biomedical research funding that's offered through a range of HRC grant types.