Service approval: Discuss your concept or proposal with the clinical lead of the relevant service prior to registering it. For Maternity Services this includes the clinical midwife director to arrange review by Maternity Services Clinical Governance Committee. We can advise who the relevant clinical lead is.
Determine whether your proposed project is Research or Clinical Audit. Please contact the research office if you are unsure.
Please note if you state your study is audit on the online HDEC application form, the HDEC system will automatically respond that it does not require ethics. You need to be certain it is an audit before ticking that box.
You can complete and submit the HDEC Scope of Review form found on the quick links on https://ethics.health.govt.nz/home if unsure.
If in doubt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.