As the Ethics Team is involved in the National COVID-19 Response, we are suspending the scope of review form service.
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Latest updates from the Health and Disability Ethics Committees.
20 April 2020
05 April 2020
The HDECs ask that all applications for research intended to start in the near future ensure that the research operates within the restrictions set by the Alert Level 4.
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.
The revised National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement are live
19 December 2019
The National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research
22 November 2019
The last Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC)