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.  

We are not currently performing scope of review form assessments. If you are unsure whether your application is in scope for HDEC review, please refer to Chapter 3 of the Standard Operating Procedures or make an application via Online Forms if you are still unsure (see How to apply for HDEC review). If you require a letter confirming that your study is out of scope for HDEC review, please make an application via Online Forms.

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

We appreciate your understanding & patience.

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