Why was IRANZ formed?
IRANZ was formed to promote communication both among member organisations and to wider interest groups on the valuable science and research being undertaken by our member organisations. We actively pursue common interests, especially issues that affect government-research funding and member access to funding. IRANZ was formalised as a non-profit incorporated society in 2009.
What are the benefits of membership of IRANZ?
IRANZ provides a variety of valuable services to members, including a presence in Wellington and the opportunity to share common concerns with similar organisations across New Zealand. IRANZ has a Wellington-based Executive Officer who works with the IRANZ Executive to keep members abreast of new developments in Government and its agencies; and to educate policymakers about the contributions of independent research organisations to innovation and economic development in this country. As a representative organisation in the science sector, Government ministries and agencies often seek IRANZ engagement and feedback.
IRANZ members meet every few months in Wellington. Each meeting provides opportunities to meet with key Government and Science sector figures important to Independent Research Organisations. For example, meetings regularly provided members with the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Science and Innovation, the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, and science leaders from MBIE and other government departments and funding agencies. In addition, IRANZ provides an informal forum throughout the year for discussion of sector issues.
For any membership enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org