New Zealand
May 24, 2020

NZL: The Value of Clinical Research

May 2020, Medicines New Zealand and NZ Institute of Economic Research (Inc) have recently released a report detailing the economic value clinical trials bring to New Zealand. NZIER was asked…
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New Zealand
April 28, 2020

Why Spermicides Are Not Used in NZL

Authored by Meghan Mcilwain, BPharm(Hons), MHSc(Hons), PhD v1.0, dated 28-April-2020 The Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand (bpacnz) do not recommend the use of spermicidal condoms or spermicide1,2. Spermicidal condoms…
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New Zealand
April 20, 2020

Investigators Workshop Feb 2020

NZACRes Introduction to Clinical Research Workshop, Auckland, Saturday 29th February 2020  On behalf of NZACRes, Richard Stubbs convened a 1-day workshop entitled, “Introduction to Clinical Research”. The workshop which was held…
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COVID-19New Zealand
April 19, 2020

COVID-19: Reporting Deviations

The HDEC has provided guidance to NZACRes regarding reporting of protocol deviations/violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance on protocol deviation/violation reporting had previously been provided to DHB's but not to…
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New Zealand
April 5, 2020

PISCF template updated Feb 2020

The Health & Disability Ethics Committees (HDEC) have released an updated Patient Information Sheet and Consent Form (PISCF) Template in February 2020. Summary of Change: Within the Optional Participant Information…
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COVID-19InternationalNew Zealand
March 13, 2020

COVID-19 and clinical trials

Management of clinical trials in relation to COVID-19 12 March  2020, WHO Declared COVID-19 a Pandemic. The NZL government also announced that their pandemic plan has been activated. As hospitals/companies…
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New Zealand
February 16, 2020

BCFNZ Announces 600K Grant

Breast Cancer Foundation NZL (BCFNZ)  are now accepting applications for a new $600K Partnering for Innovation in Breast Cancer grant. This is a single grant of $600,000 (paid over 4-5…
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New Zealand
January 12, 2020

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) : Application

The HSNO Act 1996 dictates that substances containing a new organism or genetically modified organism, not present in NZ prior to July 1998, must be approved for importation by the…
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New Zealand
January 1, 2020

National Ethical Standards Released

The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) have released the  revised National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement. The updated document can be access here. Early in…
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HistoricalNew Zealand
November 28, 2019

NZL HDEC Christmas closure

For information on Christmas working hours and key dates for your HDEC submission over the holiday period please see the HDEC website Christmas hours announcement
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