Setting New Zealand’s health research priorities – agreement on the process

Consultation on the proposed process for setting New Zealand's health research priorities is complete, and the results are available here on the HRC website.

The HRC reports that public consultation took place on 5-19 March 2018, and 64 stakeholders participated. Overall there was good support for the proposed process with 58% of submissions agreeing that the process will identify the right health research priorities for New Zealand.

The process has been revised to incorporate some of the changes suggested by stakeholders. A summary of the consultation feedback and revised process can be found here.

Every care was taken by the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (NZHRS) Implementation Steering Group to ensure all feedback was considered. However, if after reviewing the revised process, you feel that some feedback wasn’t fully addressed, you have an opportunity to tell the HRC before Wednesday 16 May.

Any concerns should emailed toDr Tania Pocock, HRC Director of Policy and Strategy, and these will be reviewed by the NZHRS Implementation Steering Group.

Input on the priorities themselves will be sought later in 2018 and 2019.