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The revised National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement are live

The National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement update and expand on previous guidelines issued by the National Ethics Advisory Committee in 2012 and bring together the Ethical Guidelines for Observational Studies and the Ethical Guidelines for Intervention Studies into one document, and also aims to cover gaps and new ethical issues that have become apparent since the 2012 Guidelines.

The National Ethical Standards will help all researchers including new researchers and in-training researchers, foster awareness of ethical principles and enhance more rapid translation of research into clinical practice and health services delivery.

Early in 2020, the Ministry of Health Ethics team are planning on running training day for researchers and users of the revised Standards in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Training will cover many new and important changes from the previous ethical Guidelines – topics will include:

  • scope of the Standards
  • research involving Māori
  • research involving Pacific people
  • vulnerable participants
  • ethical research design and conduct
  • health data (storage, linking, AI)
  • human tissue
  • biobanks
  • stem cell and genetics research
  • study insurance and ACC
  • quality improvement activities.

Please follow the links below to register your attendance.