"Recent discussions about science and mātauranga Māori have highlighted the need for IRANZ members to note our collective support for not only our Māori colleagues but also mātauranga Māori. As a collective, we aim to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges we all face, with an open-minded, inclusive, and bold approach that incorporates values beyond traditional science. In many research facilities, including our members, indigenous and non-indigenous researchers are working in partnership to solve some of these significant challenges. We are committed to upholding the value of mātauranga Māori, and the mana of our Māori colleagues and their marae communities." - Dr John McDermott, IRANZ Chair.
Read our statement: IRANZ & STEMM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, & Mātauranga
Latest news and updates
MRINZ: NZ data adds more pieces to the COVID puzzle
September 2021: While clinicians and researchers worldwide have been looking closely at all aspects of COVID-19, the majority of data has been limited to patients admitted to hospital and intensive care units. This has provided insights in severe COVID, but leaves out those with less-severe disease. New Aotearoa New Zealand research published on 17 September has sought to redress the balance.
The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) COVID team, led by Dr Nethmi Kearns, Clinical Research Fellow, working in partnership with Regional Public Health (RPH), have analysed data on the progression, prognosis, and management of the 2020 alpha strain of all community COVID-19 cases in the Greater Wellington region.
Dr Nethmi Kearns, MRINZ Clinical Research Fellow. Photo: Rebecca McMillan.
Connections 34 eNewsletter out now
September 2021 The latest IRANZ newsletter is out now. It's a bumper issue full of the latest independent science research news from around Aotearoa NZ.
Read all about:
IRANZ & STEMM - Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths, & Mātauranga
IRANZ members successful in 2021 Endeavour investment round
WSP waterproofing roads to create durable and less costly infrastructure
MRINZ: Blood thinners effective treatment for many with COVID-19
Malaghan: Study finds link between pH balance and allergic skin disease
Mātai: Effects of meth addiction on the brain - pilot study
Cawthron: How seaweed could benefit Aotearoa NZ
Aqualinc: How land is irrigated
. . . And much more.
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IRANZ is an association of independent research organisations. IRANZ represents the collective interests of members by undertaking activities aimed at creating a positive operating environment for Independent Research Organisations in New Zealand.
IRANZ member organisations make vital contributions to a broad range of scientific fields, and offer an important complement to university-based and Crown Research Institute research. Our smaller sizes and greater flexibility provide an environment that is particularly conducive to innovation and end-user engagement.
IRANZ member organisations:
- Are ‘independent’ (non-government owned);
- Carry out high-quality scientific research, development or technology transfer;
- Have strong linkages with end-users;
- Work in a diverse range of settings and subject specialities;
- Derive a significant portion of their work from Government research contracts;
- Collaborate with universities, Crown Research Institutes and research departments of industrial organisations; and
- Having varying governance and ownership arrangements.
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