Step 1


Register your project with St John. This can be done at the concept or proposal stage. Follow this link to complete the registration form online. If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours please email CART,

Step 2

The St John Clinical Audit and Research Team will contact you to discuss the potential requirements for ethics, cultural consultation and logistics. They will also connect you with the correct department at St John to initiate consultation with key stakeholders.

Step 3

Proceed with the relevant HDEC or Institutional ethics committee reviews

Proceed with the relevant cultural consultations

Return all the required documentation to St John

The required documentation check lists can be found within the online registration form here.

Step 4

St John conducts the locality review of the application and a letter indicating authorisation to commence research will be emailed to the applicant. This process may take up to 4 weeks following the submission of all reserach documentation.


Privacy Act 1993

Principal Investigators should make themselves familiar with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health Information Privacy Code 1994. Refer to the Interim Website of New Zealand Legislation.

The Privacy Act sets out 12 Principles that govern the collection, use, storage, retention and disclosure of personal information. The Privacy Act also permits the Privacy Commissioner to issue codes of practice governing particular types of personal information. In 1994 the Commissioner issued the Health Information Privacy Code. This Code contains 12 Health Information Privacy Rules. The Rules are very similar to the 12 Principles in the Privacy Act, but are modified specifically for the health sector.


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