Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Research Involving Use of Human Tissue and Genetics

Research involving human tissue, especially genetic research, carries specific obligations and raises sensitive issues for many New Zealanders. For many Māori, there are additional aspects to consider specifically when carrying out studies involving human tissue and/or genetics, particularly if tissue is being sent out of New Zealand, or may be used for future purposes. The following links provide some advice on research on areas which are especially sensitive and need careful thought and consideration: