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Latest updates from the Health and Disability Ethics Committees.

Latest updates

24 March 2020
The COVID-19 Emergency Response: Ethical Review Operating Procedures is now live to guide and assist in the ethical review of research specific to or affected by the COVID-19 response.
19 March 2020
The HDEC is drafting a COVID-19 Emergency Response: Ethical Review Operating Procedure (eSOP), to assist in the ethical review of research specific to or affected by the COVID-19 response.
11 March 2020
Early in 2020, the Ministry of Health Ethics team and NEAC hosted training days for researchers and users of the revised Standards. Training covered many new and important changes from the previous ethical Guidelines.
24 February 2020
The HDEC Secretariat is currently experiencing a high level of demand of service which will likely cause delays. 
31 January 2020
From December 19, 2019, all new HDEC applications, Provisional Approvals in progress and any HDEC Post Approval Forms will be assessed using these new standards. All current HDEC approvals remain valid.
16 January 2020
The HDEC Secretariat will have limited staff members on duty during the week of 20 to 24 January 2020.
19 December 2019
The National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research
22 November 2019
The last Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC)
24 October 2019
NEAC are pleased to announce that the revised National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research (the Standards) will be published on 16 December 2019. The Standards apply to all health and disability research and quality improvement in New Zealand.
07 October 2019
Following a recent meeting of the Health and Disability Ethics Committee chairpersons, HDEC would like to communicate this message to the heath research sector.

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