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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.
  • Ethics and regulatory useful links

    Ethics reference documents
    Useful links for New Zealand and global ethics and regulatory committees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Seeking Ethical Review

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Genetic Technology Advisory Committee approval

    Ethics reference documents

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

  • 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).