Fees and Donations

The New Zealand Ethics Committee is a registered charity entity (CC50073). No researcher is mandated to submit their proposal to NZEC: it is a voluntary service.

The New Zealand Ethics Committee generally engages in a number of outreach and community engagement activities to

  • foster an awareness of ethical principles and practices in the research community and
  • support researchers to protect the interests, rights, dignity, welfare, health,and well-being of participants and consumers
  • consult as necessary with applicants to provide educational support in ethics

Fee Structure

To ensure the effective running of our services, we offer a tiered approach to fees for ethical reviews:

Expedited reviews: Reviewed within 7 days  $1000

Standard review: at monthly meeting            $500

Koha (or no payment): at monthly meeting. This option is primarily for community research organisations. We accept koha up to a maximum of $500. Please contact Keely Blanch at manager@nzethics.com if you would like to discuss this option.


NZEC welcomes donations from parties interested in supporting independent ethical review of community research in New Zealand.

Donations can be made to:

Kiwibank 38-9014-0176382-00

Receipts are available upon request.