Overview

Research conducted by staff and students of the University of Auckland involving human participants (including teaching sessions, laboratories, anonymous questionnaires and research carried out as part of coursework) must receive ethics approval from one of the following ethics committees (unless an exemption applies):

  1. The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee (UAHPEC) – if not eligible for review by an HDEC or AHREC;
  2. The Auckland Health Research Ethics Committee (AHREC) if research involves recruiting human participants or obtaining data from the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), and also when participants are to be recruited from one or more additional DHBs;
  3. A Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) for all health and disability research in scope for HDEC review must be submitted to an HDEC for review.

UAHPEC applications must be made electronically through the Human Ethics Module in InfoEd.  (Refer to 'Application Process, Approval Procedures and Online system access').

Before starting a human ethics application, the Office of Research Strategy and Integrity (ORSI) human ethics advisors suggest applicants work through the online training modules and relevant sections in the Guiding Principles and Applicants’ Reference Manual (refer to Essential reading).

Please also proofread your application and public documents carefully and ensure that someone with an excellent grasp of English edits these. 

This will help to ensure that a well prepared application is submitted and help to ensure a good outcome from the Committee review.