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ADHB RESEARCH OFFICE                                                            MISSION


Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) recognises the value of research for informing clinical practice and improving health outcomes. ADHB comprises the largest clinical research facility in New Zealand, with over 1000 active research projects. Research at Auckland District Health Board attracts funding from more than 100 sources, including public funds, private foundations and commercial sponsors worldwide.

Auckland District Health Board promotes and adheres to the principles of ICH-GCP (Good Clinical Research Practice)  guidelines. As an international clinical research site, ADHB’s human subject protection programme is accredited to receive US federal research funding. These combined capabilities attract expert clinical staff and promote an academic approach based on the highest ethical standards and focused on applications that improve health outcomes.

Research activities at ADHB employ a range of methods to answer questions about health and healthcare delivery.   These include epidemiological studies, clinical trials, outcomes research and operational studies.  Many research projects at ADHB involve collaboration with university researchers both within New Zealand and around the world. Many investigators are world leaders in their field, performing studies that have contributed to the
development of cancer drugs and emerging genetic treatments, the advancement of neuroscience, surgery, paediatrics, molecular medicine, epidemiology of stroke and cardiovascular disease and the understanding of hearing disorders, diabetes and preterm labour. ADHB also hosts and supports student research at both the tertiary and specialist post doctoral level from across all disciplines. 

ADHB’s Research Office facilitates a close working relationship between researchers, clinical staff, ethics committees, funding bodies and commercial sponsors. The Research Office maintains a research database (REACH), with over 900 current projects with a total registry of 6,000. It acts as the entry point for the approval of all research at ADHB. The Research Office’s website,, provides a national resource and acts as a small clearing-house for information about funding, sponsors, resources, courses and contacts.



21 October 2016 

Enter now - Young Investigator Award and Research Poster Week

Research posters – Help us celebrate the important contribution your research makes to Auckland DHB and submit your research poster for this year’s poster competition. The Starship Foundation will be providing a prize for the best children’s research poster for this year’s competition (open to all categories, Health Professions, Medical , Nursing), so people from Starship are particularly encouraged to enter.
Research-Guideliness/20161019_Research Poster Week guidelines.doc
2016 ADHB Young Investigator Award – this competition is open to new and emerging researchers who are Auckland DHB employees and have completed an outstanding research project in the last year. Finalists will give an oral presentation at the Physician’s Grand Round on December 1st where a winner and runner up will be chosen. Being shortlisted for this award will impress your colleagues and boost your CV. Send us your abstract and you may be in the running.
Research-Guideliness/20161018_Young Investigator Guidelines.doc
For more information on how to apply, guidelines and entry forms, contact Mary Righton ( Due date for entries for the research posters and Young Investigator Award is Friday 11th November.

9 August 2016

2015 Research Report now available

The 2015 edition of the Auckland DHB Research Report, comprising outputs and achievements of Auckland DHB researchers, is now available from this website (click on link below to access). The report features over 300 new research projects and over 500 research publications, as well as funding and honours won by our researchers. Congratulations to all whose hard work has contributed to this report.

Click here to view report

27 June 2016

Intensive care patients benefit from research funding

Our most unwell patients will benefit from more than $7million of funding awarded to Auckland District Health Board researchers by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).

Of the funded projects announced earlier in June, Auckland DHB’s intensive care researchers were particularly well represented.

The highest funding ($4.9m) was awarded to research into the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia – a disease that results in more than 17,000 hospitalisations a year in New Zealand. Lead by Dr Colin McArthur, of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, the innovative trial design will investigate the best options for treating pneumonia in intensive care and hospital practice.


23 May 2016

New ADHB research application form - v3

As of May 2016 only use v3 of the "Application form for approval of a research project at ADHB" (for the standard approval pathway). The signature sections of the form have been updated to be more consistent with ADHB organisational structure and financial policy. Also, a clinical safety sub-section has been added to the Proposal section (now Section C). The purpose of these questions are to act a prompt for researchers to consider how to pro-actively manage the risk of protocol violations when more than one ADHB department will have significant involvement in the study.

Click here for new application form and guidelines.

5 April 2016

Updated Research Office SoP - Financial Management of Research Monies

The Standard Operating Procedure for ADHB financial management of research monies has recently been reviewed and updated.

Click here to view the current version

9 February 2016

2016 Research Review Committee meeting dates now available

Go to Research Governance tab on left hand menu

13 October 2015

2014 ADHB Research Report now available online

The 2014 of the ADHB Research Report, comprising outputs and achievements of ADHB researchers from 2012 to 2014 is now available from this website (click on link below to access). The report features over 900 new research projects and over 1000 research publication, as well as funding and honours won by our researchers. Congratulations to all whose hard work has contributed to this report.

2014 ADHB Research Report

Updated: May 2013
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