The Ethics team at Manatū Hauora is reviewing how we are doing things to make sure that our ethics committees are running efficiently, well supported and resilient. Part of this is thinking about the future of the research ethics system and where we should be heading in the next five to ten years.

To start this process, we are interested in how you think the system is currently running, and your ideas about how it could be improved so that it provides the appropriate ethical review of health research and meets your needs.

Please share your thoughts by completing our short five to ten minute survey. We would like to hear from you especially if you have any of the following experience:

  • doing health research
  • have applied to a Health and Disability Committee (HDEC)
  • conducted an ethical review of health research
  • participated in health research
  • served on a research ethics committee (other than HDEC).

Responses to the survey will open on 24 May 2023 at 12:00am and close on 24th June 2023 at 11:59pm.

The survey will be emailed out to all those who engage with our online system (Ethics RM), but can also be found here(external link)

The data collected will be stored securely and will only available to the Ethics team for aggregation and analysis. Any report or summary of findings will present the data to ensure that it remains anonymous.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at

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