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Locality Approval from the University of Otago is required for all research applications that need to go to Health and Disabilities Committees (HDEC) for ethical review. The links below provide further information and you can contact HRS for further clarification if necessary.

The process described in the attached is only for research not being conducted in a DHB. Research conducted in a DHB has a separate Locality Authorisation process. Individual DHBs should be contacted for further information about their process as each is individual to the organisation.

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