The Ethics Panel safeguards the rights, interests and safety of our customers. It supports and enables high-quality ethical projects for social, cultural and economic wellbeing. The Panel also works to reflect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
About the Ethics Panel
Our Ethics Panel provides us with a robust framework to carefully consider the needs of our customers and ensure that all projects are ethically sound.
The Panel does this by:
safeguarding the rights, interests and safety of our customers
supporting and enabling high-quality ethical projects for social, cultural and economic wellbeing
reflecting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The types of projects and initiatives the Panel covers include research and evaluation, customer experience projects, analytics projects and implementing new technologies as part of our transformation programme.
Prof Tim Dare (Chair)
Professor of Philosophy at University of Auckland; current member of MSD’s Research Ethics Committee
Former Aged Care & Aged Care Complaints Commissioner (Australia), and Deputy Health & Disability Commissioner (NZ)
Senior data scientist at Nicholson Consulting
Project Manager, NZ Law Foundation’s Information Law & Policy Project
Representative from the Clinical Services Directorate
Representatives from Strategy, Policy & Research
Representative from Māori & Cultural Capability Services
Representative from Analytics & Reporting
Representative from Customer Insights
Representative from Information Technology & Architecture
Terms of reference (TOR)
The Terms of Reference define the purpose, governance, roles and responsibilities of ACC’s Ethics Panel.
You need to engage with the ACC Ethics Panel if you want to undertake research and/or evaluation with ACC customers, or request personal identifiable ACC data.
If your project is considered higher risk, eg you plan to involve one of our vulnerable populations as participants, then the Ethics Panel may require you to attend a Panel meeting to discuss your project. If your project considered lower risk, then a Panel member may contact you via phone or email.
If you’re unsure whether you need the ACC Ethics Panel to review your project, or if you have any questions about the application form then contact the Ethics Panel via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs of supplying data and recruiting clients
If we accept your data request, we may charge you for the cost of supplying data or recruiting clients for your research. These costs include printing and postage of letters and information to customers, as well as any other costs incurred through the research.