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The purpose of this document is to outline suggested protocols for University researchers in relation to research involving Pacific peoples in the Otago-Southland region, the rest of New Zealand, and, more generally, in the islands of Oceania.

In doing so, the University acknowledges that the quality of the relationships it hopes to foster and maintain with Pacific communities is the essential foundation for all research development.

Thus the University respectfully seeks to find mutually agreed protocols that both establish and enhance this relationship now and into the future.

This proposed set of protocols falls within the broad ambit of the University of Otago's Human Ethics Committee and other key strategic documents.

Pacific Research Protocols (PDF, 402 KB) (latest version uploaded on 22 January 2015)

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