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You can use this site to submit applications to the health and disability ethics committees (HDECs) and the Standing Committee on Therapeutic Trials (SCOTT).

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19 January 2021

HDEC received a high volume of application submissions towards the end of 2020, more than its scheduled meetings could review due to the Standard Operating Procedures limiting the HDEC to 12 applications a meeting. As a result, the HDEC secretariat following ongoing discussions with the Committee, was able to come up with two additional meeting dates over January and February 2021.


These extra meetings can only hold a maximum of 6 applications each. Only the overflow of submissions made in 2020 will be assigned to one of these two extra meetings.


The extra meetings holding a maximum of 6 applications will be held on:


  1. 29 January 2021 from 9am – 12pm
  2. 12 February 2021 from 9am – 12pm.


Details of the meeting and how to take part will be sent out to research contacts the week before meeting dates.


HDECs will endeavour to hold as many extra meetings as possible in order to clear the backlog of applications submitted at the end of 2020 and over its shut down period (23 December 2020 – 17 January 2021). We will keep you updated via Online Forms and the HDEC website as new meeting dates become available.

We appreciate your understanding, and note that HDEC are reviewing their workload this year to avoid this situation occurring in future.

8 December 2020
Urgent update relating to last HDEC Meeting of 2020
Please note all Health & Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) meetings are now full for the year. 

We have been inundated with submissions trying to make our final set of Committee meetings. Our last meeting of the year, set for 15 December, reached its maximum capacity for applications on Tuesday - 01 December. We had hoped to have another meeting this month but were not able to reach a quorate to enable the meeting to happen. HDEC will try to hold an additional meeting in January 2021 to clear any outstanding applications that did not make the final 2020 meeting dates.

We appreciate your understanding and wish you all a restful break.

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