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Research - Approval process

Planning your research project If you are preparing to undertake research in Auckland DHB, there are a few things you will need to consider before finalising your research plan. Check out these links for helpful information for planning your project.
Research approval process
All research involving Auckland DHB must receive  approval from the Auckland DHB Research Review Committee before commencing. The Research Office will register your project and organise the review process for you. Contact Us
Post-approval: ongoing  requirements
  • Amendments. [DOCX, 115 KB] Major, and all other study amendments that will affect the study budget, require RRC approval. Click here for the form to complete.
  • For HDEC-approved research, you must provide an HDEC "Approved Progress Report" letter annually. Otherwise your Auckland DHB locality approval may be withdrawn. Use the below link to our FAQs page for guidance on how to submit annual reports to HDEC.
  • Guide for submitting an HDEC annual progress report
  • Serious Adverse Events (SAEs).
  • End of study final report.
    Note that it's the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to inform the Research Office when a study may be closed. The Research Office closes a study if the following two elements are fulfilled.

     - ALL data collection procedures as per the approved protocol have been completed.
     - NO further resources are required or utilised on the study.