Auckland DHB Research Review Committee (RRC)


  • Function as a sub-committee of the Clinical Board advising the CEO on research and contracts, particularly in areas of innovation, quality and risk.
  • Act as a scientific advisory committee and review and approve all research that involves Auckland DHB.
  • Provide peer oversight and expert advice to enable the organisation to achieve Auckland DHB goals of supporting and promoting high quality research.
  • Advise on ways of encouraging more research activity in the organisation.
  • Identify areas of potential growth in high quality research and to promote mechanisms to stimulate appropriate research programmes in such areas.
  • Oversee and promote the development and implementation of the Auckland DHB research strategy.
  • Provide a conduit for the accountability of researchers via the Clinical Board, CEO and the Board.
  • Establish a sub-committee (if necessary) to review research applications.

Note full terms of reference for the Research Review Committee [PDF, 35 KB] are available.

Reviewing and approving research at the Auckland DHB

Research will need to at a minimum, demonstrate the following characteristics:

All research is reviewed by the Research Review Committee using the appropriate application form and accompanied by a full budget and other supportive documentation as described above.

The RRC meet monthly and the committee’s decision and feedback will be forwarded to the investigator usually within two working days after each meeting. If small changes are required, the researcher can make these changes and submit them to the Research Office who will respond within two working days.


Kim Brackley, Cass Byrnes, Douglas Campbell, Michael Collins, Iris Fontanilla, Craig Jefferies, Colin McArthur (Chair), Cathrine Patten, Stephen Ritchie, Peter Ruygrok, Michael Shepherd, Ken Whyte.

Research Review Committee agenda and meeting dates

The Research Office requests that all documentation required for the RRC is received at the office by 5pm on the Monday two weeks before the meeting. 

Applications to Research Office

RRC Meeting Date

9th Jan 2017

23rd Jan 2017

7th Feb 2017

20th Feb 2017

6th Mar 2017

20th Mar 2017

 27th Mar 2017

10th April 2017

 8th May 2017

22nd May 2017

 5th June 2017

19th June 2017

 3rd July 2017

17th July 2017

7th Aug 2017

21st Aug 2017

 4th Sept 2017

18th Sept 2017

 2nd Oct 2017

16th Oct 2017

 6th Nov 2017

20th Nov 2017

 27th Novr 2017

11th Dec 2017


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