Latest updates

The HDECs are currently receiving a high volume of requests. Please be aware there may be a delay, but we will endeavour to respond to you within 5-7 working days.  

If your matter is urgent, please call 0800 4 38442 (0800 4 Ethic).

If your query is related to COVID-19 or you have a COVID-19 related trial to submit, please put COVID-19 in the subject title, and we will respond ASAP. 

For technical support with Online Forms, please contact the Infonetica helpdesk on 0800 634 758 or +64 4 9747675 (available from 12pm to 6pm NZT Mon to Fri) or email helpdesk@infonetica.net .

We appreciate your understanding & patience.


National Screening Unit: Information for researchers planning studies and clinical trials
29 March 2021

Review of the National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement
24 February 2021

2 Extra HDEC Meetings over Jan & Feb 2021
20 Jan 2021

HDEC meeting dates and venues for 2021
3 November 2020

New templates for a data/tissue management plans
8 October 2020

Emergency Operating Procedures will be stood down
7 October 2020


How do I apply for HDEC review?

All applications to HDECs must be submitted through the Online Forms website. This site allows you to answer questions in the HDEC application form, upload documents, request electronic signatures from other parties involved in your research, and track the progress of your application. For more information, check the section HDEC review and approvals: