RAG-M is a sub committee of the Māori Partnership Board (MPB). MPB is the Māori relationship board to Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) and is mandated by Mana Whenua (Te Atiawa, Ngati Toa and Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai).

MPB identified a gap in Māori advice to researchers in the district and RAG-M was established in June 2007 to provide a more effective engagement point for researchers requiring Māori advice and input.


The purpose of RAG-M is to provide a mechanism to engage representatives of the Māori community and provide researchers with a timely response and an opportunity to have their research proposals considered from a Māori perspective.


Independent researchers with a clinical background and iwi representatives from MPB

RAG-M Application Form - This form MUST be completed and submitted with each application

RAG-M Fees - These forms MUST be completed and submitted with each application

Framework for Māori review of Research in District Health Boards

Māori review of research is a legislative and ethical requirement for research conducted in District Health Boards (DHBs) in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Standardising the Māori review process across DHBs will likely increase efficiency of time, energy and resource and improve national consistency while still allowing for consideration of local context and collaboration with Māori in each DHB region.

A Framework for Māori Review of Research in DHB’s was a project sought to determine the processes currently in place in each of the twenty DHB regions and to develop a draft national framework for Māori review of research.

Please contact the RAG-M office for this document for guidance on completing the online application form and meeting the minimum requirements for Māori consultation.

Meeting dates for 2021

All applications must be complete and received by the RAG-M no later than two weeks prior to the meeting dates.

An application and fees form MUST be submitted with each application.

Applications Due Meeting Dates Expected Responses
3 February 17 February 3 March
3 March 17 March 31 March
7 April 21 April 5 May
5 May 19 May 2 June
2 June 16 June 30 June
7 July 21 July 4 August
4 August 18 August 1 September
1 September 15 September 29 September
6 October 20 Oct6ober 3 November
3 November 17 November 1 December

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Please contact the RAG-M office for a CCHDB Funds Transfer Form which needs to be completed for all internal applications.

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Last updated 23 December 2020.