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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.

  • Seeking Ethical Review

    Ethics reference documents
    This document outlines when and how to seek ethical review for different types of research.
  • Collection and use of human materials

    Ethics reference documents
    There are guidelines and codes governing use of body parts and tissues that differ in the case of living persons and deceased persons, and depending on what the human materials will be used for.
  • Standing Committee on Therapeutic Trials (SCOTT)

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees
    The Health Research Council's Standing Committee on Therapeutic Trials (SCOTT) undertakes scientific assessment of applications to conduct trials and makes recommendations to the Director-General of Health on whether or not trials should be approved.
  • Monitoring of HRC-funded clinical trials

    Ethics reference documents
    The Data Monitoring Core Committee (DMCC) was established to provide objective, independent monitoring of clinical trials funded by the HRC. This flow-chart explains the process.
  • Data Monitoring Core Committee

    HRC Ethics and Regulatory Committees

    The Data Monitoring Core Committee (DMCC) was established to provide objective, independent monitoring of clinical trials funded by the HRC.

  • 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.
  • 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 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.