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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.

  • 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.

  • Public Health Research Committee terms of reference

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HRC Variation Request Form

    Funding information
    This form is used to provide information to the HRC about proposed variations to current research contracts with the HRC.
  • Implementing Research - a guideline for health researchers

    Funding information
    This booklet introduces researchers to dissemination and implementation of research, and working with mass media.
  • Example Memorandum of Understanding

    Funding information
    This example Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalises the intention of the parties to collaborate in a research project and to enter into a sub-contract.
  • 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.