|Ethics approval is an essential component of research that is conducted on human subjects or animals. It is a process that ensures that the research is conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that the rights and welfare of the participants are protected. The importance of ethics approval in research cannot be overstated, as it helps to safeguard against potential harm to the participants, ensure the reliability and validity of the research findings, and maintain public trust in research.|
|Ethics approval requires researchers to submit their research proposals to Te Pūkenga/Wintec Ethics Committee, which evaluates the proposed research for its ethical soundness. The ethics committee assesses the potential risks and benefits of the research, the recruitment and informed consent process, the protection of participant privacy and confidentiality, and any potential conflicts of interest.|
|Ethics approval also promotes transparency and accountability in research. It ensures that researchers are held accountable for their actions and that they adhere to the ethical standards set forth in their research protocols. Ethics approval also ensures that the research is conducted in accordance with relevant regulations and guidelines, such as the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont Report, and the Animal Welfare Act.|
|Ethics approval is essential for conducting research in an ethical and responsible manner, protecting the rights and welfare of participants, ensuring the reliability and validity of research findings, and maintaining public trust in research. It is crucial that researchers adhere to the highest ethical standards in their research and seek ethics approval before conducting any research involving human subjects or animals.|
Note. From "Health research ethics in New Zealand: Research with Māori" [video], by Ministry of Health: Manatū Hauora, 2020, March 12. YouTube. (https://youtu.be/qBnEKtL2dTc). Copyright 2020 by Ministry of Health: Manatū Hauora.
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