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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.

  • 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.
  • HRC Rules

    Funding information
    This document outlines the permissible use of research funding and rules around the operation of Contracts
  • 2020 HRC Impact Assessment slideshow

    Funding information
    This slideshow helps applicants and reviewers interpret the HRC’s Research Impact assessment criterion, which has been further revised for our 2020 funding rounds.
  • Gene Technology Advisory Committee

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees

    The Health Research Council's Gene Technology Advisory Committee (GTAC) undertakes scientific assessment of clinical trials that involve the introduction of nucleic acids, genetically manipulated micro-organisms, or viruses or cells into human subjects.

  • Te Ara Tika Guidelines for Maori Research Ethics

    Ethics reference documents
    This document outlines a framework for addressing Māori ethical issues within the context of decision-making by ethics committee members.
  • Report from an Ethics Committee Seeking Re-Approval

    Ethics reference documents
    A Report from an Ethics Committee Seeking Re-approval summarises the activity of the committee over the past three years.
  • Genetic Technology Advisory Committee approval

    Ethics reference documents

    Proposals for clinical trials involving nucleic acids may need to seek Genetic Technology Advisory Committee approval.

  • HRC Ethics Committee

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees
    The Health Research Council of New Zealand’s Ethics Committee provides advice on health research ethical issues and the ethical review process.
  • Research involving children

    Ethics reference documents
    These Guidelines are based on six principles which are mostly taken from the Guidelines of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1999 and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine 1996.
  • Research involving personal health information

    Ethics reference documents
    These guidance notes are provided to assist health researchers and ethics committees, but they should not be relied upon as a substitute for the provisions of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 (HIPC).
  • Ethics in New Zealand – key regulatory bodies

    Ethics reference documents

    Beyond the Health Research Council’s committees, there are other important committees and regulatory bodies in New Zealand that contribute to the regulatory environment of health and disability research.