12 December 2018
The Ethics Secretariat at the Ministry of Health will closed for the Christmas period on December 21 at 3pm and will not reopen until Monday 07 January 2019.
All the Health and Disability Ethics Committees will be closed from 21 December at 3pm and will not reopen until Tuesday 15 January.
For urgent study safety concerns or research participant complaints during this time please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The HDECs and the Ethics Secretariat would like to wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas period, and we look forward to working with you in 2019!
The HDEC Team
21 November 2018
Due to a high volume of applications recently received, the five remaining meetings for this year are likely to be full well in advance of their agenda close dates.
Additionally, the HDEC Secretariat will be closed for the year from 21 December 2018 and the HDEC review clock will be paused from 25 December to 15 January inclusive.
We are in the process of working with Committee members to hold an additional meeting before the 21st December 2018. We will update this announcement once arrangements are confirmed.
The first meeting scheduled for 2019 will be the Central HDEC meeting on 22 January 2019. Agenda close date for this meeting is 10 January 2019.
In the meantime please feel free to contact the Secretariat by email at: email@example.com or by phone: 0800 4 38442.