The primary function of He Kamaka Waiora Māori Health Research Services is to support research capability and capacity.
Assessment of research projects' responsiveness to Māori is a component of the services offered by the Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland Research Office. The process enables researchers to meet the requirements of the Treaty of Waitangi and Tikanga Best Practice. Research application forms have a section for Responsiveness to Māori that must be completed for all projects. When you have submitted your application form and other study documents to the Research Office, the Māori review will be automatically organised for you. The review is performed either by the Māori Advisor for Research or the Kaupapa Māori Research Analyst but you do not need to contact them separately.
After the completion of the Māori research assessment, a letter of support will be sent to you showing that a process of formal research review has taken place.
The criteria used for Māori research assessment can be viewed through this intranet link https://www.waitematadhb.govt.nz/about-us/research-learning/maori-research/()
The following are details that must be included in your participants' information sheets:
If you require Māori cultural support contact the administrator for He Kamaka Waiora (Māori Health Team) by telephoning 09 307 4949 ext 29200. State the title of the study and the name of primary investigator.
The assessment process above does not exclude your responsibility to undertake separate consultations with Māori regarding your research project. It is expected that some discussion will have been initiated in the development of your study. In the case of some internationally designed studies, it is expected that the processes by which the research will be implemented in New Zealand have also been considered and discussed.
Te Hononga Pūkenga (the connection of experts) was created by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to make Māori and Indigenous research expertise, location and contact information readily available, in response to the need for stronger engagement between Māori Researchers and Government, the wider public/private sector and to facilitate our communities to access us as Māori & Indigenous researchers.