Cumulatively, meetings are held weekly and applications may be submitted to any of the five HDECs.
One of the participating Principal Investigators is selected as the HDEC Coordinating Investigator (CI) on behalf of all NZ participating sites. The Coordinating Investigator is responsible as the primary point of contact between the HDEC and all other investigator sites.
Applications are made electronically using the HDEC Online Forms. Sponsor’s are required to register with the Online Forms to “authorise” the initial application prior to the final submission. Additional information on how to complete the electronic application can be found by clicking the button IRB/IEC Application Guidelines.
The HDECs are required to act in accordance with the procedural rules contained in the Standard Operating Procedures for Health and Disability Ethics Committees.