Release of National Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement.
The National Ethical Standards update and expand on previous guidelines issued by the National Ethics Advisory Committee in 2012 and bring together the Ethical Guidelines for Observational Studies and the Ethical Guidelines for Intervention Studies into one document, and also aims to cover gaps and new ethical issues that have become apparent since the 2012 Guidelines.
The National Ethical Standards will help all researchers including new researchers and in-training researchers, foster awareness of ethical principles and enhance more rapid translation of research into clinical practice and health services delivery.
The 2018 Auckland DHB Research Annual Report, comprising recent outputs and achievements of Auckland DHB researchers, is now available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
The 2017 Auckland DHB Research Annual Report, comprising recent outputs and achievements of Auckland DHB researchers, is now available. Click here to read the report [PDF, 13 MB]
The 2016 Auckland DHB Research Annual Report, comprising outputs and achievements of Auckland DHB researchers, is now available. Click here to read the report [PDF, 5.6 MB]
Dr Margaret Wilsher and Professor John Fraser are pleased to announce the 2017 Auckland Academic Health Alliance Collaborative Research Grant round.
The five University and DHB jointly-led projects are awarded more than $340,000 to foster research relationships that promise enhancements in prevention, diagnosis and therapies.
The Alliance was created to develop and foster these relationships and we have robust expectations that the following projects will not only advance clinical science, but also demonstrate just how directly it can create very tangible patient benefits in our health system.
The researchers and grants are:
The A+ Trust, Auckland DHB and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences jointly award these funds. You can find out more about the funding here(external link) and the trust at http://www.aplustrust.org.nz/(external link). Congratulations to these researchers for their most impressive proposals and well-deserved grants.
2016 ADHB Young Investigator Award. The Research Office extends its warmest congratulations to Lily Wu of the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit, winner of 2016's YIA for her presentation "Long-term Outcome after Curative Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Single Institution Intention-to-Treat Analysis of Orthotopic Transplantation Versus Liver Resection Versus Thermal Ablation". Lily was presented her award by CMO Dr Margaret Wilsher and Professor Andrew Shelling, Associate Dean of Research for the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, at the Physician's Grand Round on 1st December.
Congratulations also to Suzanne Lydiard (Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology) who was named YIA Runner Up, and to finalists Cathrine Patten (Cardiovascular Research Unit) and Nick Eichler (Auckland Regional Public Health Service).
2016 Research Poster Winners. The Auckland DHB Research Poster Week is an annual snapshot of the research activity in our organisation and an opportunity to showcase to our people and our patients the ways in which research is creating new knowledge about health and the delivery of healthcare. Forty nine posters were displayed in the level 5 Atrium of Auckland City Hospital during the final week of November. Teams of judges from the fields of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing assessed and scored the posters in their categories and winners and runners up were decided.
Congratulations to the winners and all of our people who took part.
The 2015 Auckland DHB Research Annual Report, comprising outputs and achievements of Auckland DHB researchers, is now available. Read full story.
Our most unwell patients will benefit from more than $7million of funding awarded to Auckland District Health Board researchers by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more here.
As of May 2016 only use v3 of the "Application form for approval of a research project at Auckland DHB" (for the standard approval pathway). The signature sections of the form have been updated to be more consistent with Auckland DHB organisational structure and financial policy. Also, a clinical safety sub-section has been added to the Proposal section (now Section C). The purpose of these questions are to act a prompt for researchers to consider how to pro-actively manage the risk of protocol violations when more than one Auckland DHB department will have significant involvement in the study. New application form and guidelines.
The Standard Operating Procedure [PDF, 1.2 MB] for Auckland DHB financial management of research monies has recently been reviewed and updated.