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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Biomedical Research Committee terms of reference

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • Ethics and regulatory useful links

    Ethics reference documents
    Useful links for New Zealand and global ethics and regulatory committees.
  • HRC Research Investment Streams

    Funding information
    This document outlines the Health Research Council's key research investment streams and the purpose of each.
  • Example Peer Review Manual

    Funding information
    The purpose of the Peer Review Manual is to outline each stage of the review process for applicants, committee members and reviewers. For the latest Peer Review Manual pertaining to a specific round, head to the relevant funding page on HRC Gateway.
  • Statutory functions of the HRC

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions
    The HRC is responsible to the Minister of Health, and its major funding agreement is through the Minister of Science and Innovation. Our statutory functions are outlined in the Health Research Council Act 1990.
  • HRC standard CV template

    Funding information
    This CV template, used by several other organisations, can be used in all HRC funding applications. It standardises the type of information asked for and eliminates the need for researchers to reformat their CV each time they apply for funding.
  • Annual Report from an Ethics Committee

    Ethics reference documents
    The HRCEC requires ethics committees to provide an Annual Report from an Ethics Committee, which allows the HRCEC to monitor the activity and functioning of the committee.