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Māori Research Assessment

A Māori research assessment is part of the Waitematā DHB locality authorisation process. It is a service provided to employees of the Waitematā DHB. If you are not an employee, identifying a Waitematā DHB employee to collaborate with will gain you access. The Waitematā DHB researcher will be named as the contact person on the Māori Review Form and will be some one who is able to actively help with the Research & Knowledge Centre registration and the Māori review process. Waitematā DHB researchers can access further details and documents on the Māori Health Research intranet site.

A pre-requisite to accessing a Māori research review at Waitematā DHB is evidence of Māori involvement in the study development or discussions with Māori experts such as Māori responsiveness teams, Vision Mātauranga leads, Māori providers, Māori peers and Māori researchers.

The Waitematā and Auckland District Health Board's recognise there is a need to standardise Māori research assessment processes across the Auckland Region. With this in mind He Kamaka Waiora have established a list of reputable Māori reviewers to review private sector research applications. There is a charge for this service. If you require this service please email:

Tino Rangahau – Māori  Health Centre of Research Excellence

Tino Rangahau – Māori  Health Centre of Research Excellence is made up of experts in:

  • tikanga
  • research
  • Māori health
  • public health
  • epidemiology, and
  • specific research areas such as cancer

The Waitematā and Auckland District Health Boards are committed to addressing inequalities at all levels, including the research environment. The primary function of Tino Rangahau is to support research capability and capacity. These services are available for research activity at both Waitematā and Auckland DHBs. Tino Rangahau also provide services to the private sector. Contact