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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.

  • 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.
  • Overview of Pacific Health Research guidelines

    Pacific Health Research
    This document is a brief summary of the Guidelines on Pacific Health Research and contains a summary of the ethical principles of Pacific health research. 
  • Public Health Research Committee

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

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    The Māori Health Committee is a statutory committee of the HRC responsible for distributing funds allocated by the Council for Māori health research and career development.
  • Māori Health Committee terms of reference

    Advisory and Assessing Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • Ethics Committee terms of reference

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.
  • Example Career Development Awards Peer Review Manual

    Funding information
    The CDA Peer Review Manual is specifically for Career Development Award applicants and reviewers. It describes each stage of the review process, the roles of referees, science assessing committees and the HRC Secretariat. For the latest CDA Peer Review Manual pertaining to a specific round, head to the relevant funding page on HRC Gateway.
  • Standing Committee on Therapeutic Trials terms of reference

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees
    This document outlines the Committee's scope and responsibilities.