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13th June 2014

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Agritech report: Working with Research Providers
Working with Research Providers: A practical guide for New Zealand Agritech and AgBio companies (2006)

An Advanced Skills Action Plan
An Advanced Skills Action Plan (ASAP) outlines a series of actions and initiatives to improve New Zealand’s ability to attract, develop and retain top-performing people in research, science and technology (RS&T). 36-page colour document published in 2008.

An Advanced Skills Action Plan discussion document
An Advanced Skills Action Plan discussion document, published in November 2007.

An Advanced Skills Action Plan: Analysis of Submissions
Analysis of submissions made in response to the Advanced Skills Action plan discussion document. Consultation was open between October 2007 and January 2008. Also available: An Advanced Skills Action Plan (2008)

An appraisal of Crown Research Institutes 1992 – 2002
Reviews what CRIs have achieved and how they have evolved over the 10 years of their existence. Also considers some of the challenges facing CRIs in the future. (2002)

Anchor Paper for Picking up the Pace
A MoRST position on why the New Zealand government invests in certain outcome areas. A rationale for government interest in these areas. Underpins the priority Picking up the Pace actions. (2005)

Annual Report
Reports on our progress towards the goals we set out in the Statement of Intent.

Annual Report 2011-2012 [PDF; 1.12mB]
The Ministry of Science and Innovation's (MSI) Annual Report 2011 - 2012 contains an overview of our achievements in the last financial year.

The Australian Synchrotron: Business Case for New Zealand Research Providers
This business case is to assist New Zealand research providers determine whether to invest in the Australian Synchrotron. (2006)

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Background papers to Picking up the Pace
Cover note and six Picking up the Pace background papers. (2005)

Baseline indicators for measuring progress towards the goals of RS&T: 2010
Identifies a relatively small set of high level indicators which can be used to monitor the science and technology (S&T) system, in particular progress towards achieving the goals of RS&T: 2010. (1998)

Becoming more globally competitive
An ongoing primary sector export focus, driven by an enhanced innovation system, will be crucial to achieving a step change in our economic growth. (2006)

Benefit to New Zealand - Principles for Publicly Funded RS&T [PDF, 88 KB]
An exploration the national benefits arising from publicly funded RS&T. (2005)

Bibliometric Studies
Analyses of New Zealand publications and citations in scientific journals to determine world share, citation impact and degree of collaboration.

Biotechnologies to 2025
An overview of global trends in biotechnology, focusing on developments in biotechnology for health, primary production, industrial, environmental and defence applications. (2005)

Biotechnology Industry Growth Reports
The biennial New Zealand Biotechnology Industry Growth Report is a comprehensive analysis of New Zealand's biotechnology industry.

  • Biotechnology Regulatory System Baseline Study [PDF; 804kB]
    MoRST commissioned this study to ensure we develop a good understanding of the key factors and drivers of interactions within New Zealand’s biotechnology regulatory system. (2005)
  • Biotechnology Research Landscape [PDF; 252kB]
    This paper describes the Government’s current biotechnology research investments. It has been prepared by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST), in consultation with an Advisory Group. (April 2006)
  • Biotechnology Research Roadmap [PDF; 912kB]
    The Biotechnology Research Roadmap is a strategy document that helps guide biotechnology research in New Zealand. (2007)

Biotechnology Taskforce: Implementing the recommendations
April 2004 Update

Biotechnology Taskforce: Summary of Analysis of Recommended Actions

Blueprint for change
The Government’s policies and procedures for its research, science and technology investments (1999).

Brains, people and politics: Future directions in neuroscience
Response by Rosemary du Plessis to the briefing by Professor Steven Rose, presented at “Unfolding the Mind: prospects and perils in neuroscience”, a national symposium organised by the Navigator Network held in Auckland New Zealand on 9 March 2007.

Building tomorrow's success: Guidelines for thinking beyond today
A discussion document prepared as part of the Foresight Project. It explains the project and how different industries and sectors were able to take part. (1998)

Business Expenditure on Research and Development in New Zealand – future potential and future industries
This paper reports an analysis of Business Expenditure on R&D (BERD) for New Zealand and selected other countries for comparison. 30 pages, published in 2008.

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Cabinet guidelines for intellectual property from public service research contracts [PDF; 32kB]
These guidelines are for use by departments or ministries, when negotiating the purchase of research from providers.

Cabinet Paper and Minute: Making effective research, science and technology investments
Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minute recommending changes to the level of negotiated investment funding (2008).

Carbon Neutral Public Service Programme Emissions Inventory and Reduction Plan 2008
Annual emissions inventory and reduction plan for the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology. Compiled as part of the Carbon Neutral Public Service programme. (2008)

Case studies for Roadmaps
MoRST has commissioned a series of case studies to inform our Science Roadmaps. These were undertaken by independent consultants. (2007)

Commonsense, Trust and Science report 2002
144 page report: How patterns of beliefs and attitudes to science pose challenges for effective communication. (2002)

Communicating Science and Technology [PDF; 280kB]
Adapted by the RSNZ from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council publication "Communicating with the Public".

Communicative properties of science and technology dialogue (2004) 

Creating Value and Advantage: Capitalising on Research Summit
31 October - 01 November, 2006. Timetable, speakers, background notes and discussion papers.

Cross Case Study Learning Group report 2005 [PDF; 440kB]
From 'dialogue' to 'engagement'? Learning beyond cases.

Cross-Departmental Research Pool resources
The Cross-Departmental Research Pool (CDRP) supports policy-related research in government departments. Resources include Request for Proposals and Guidelines for Applicants 2006/07, Briefing Presentation 2006, and a list of 2005/06 projects.

Crown Research Institute Capability Fund evaluation
Evaluation of the Crown Research Institute Capability Fund. Prepared for MoRST by Taylor Baines and Associates, Christchurch. (56 pages, published in June 2008)

Culture Matters: A Report for the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (2008)
This research report explores the benefits of cultural activity in society and the changing global and New Zealand cultural contexts. Prepared for MoRST in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage by the University of Otago. 79 pages, 2008.

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Decade in Review (Research and Development in New Zealand) [PDF; 2.22mB]
Also called 'Research and Development in New Zealand: A Decade in Review', this report tracks research and development trends in New Zealand over the decade 1994 to 2004. (2006)

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Economic Impact of Long-Term Research & Development
Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) investigated long-term seismic isolation technology and wood drying technology to show the economic impact from R&D of general scientific interest. (2004)

Energy Research Roadmap
The Energy Research Roadmap is a strategy document that helps guide energy research in New Zealand. (2006)

Envirolink Evaluation (2007)
Evaluation of the Envirolink programme completed in 2007. Envirolink is a regional council driven funding scheme, with funds administered by the the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology (FRST).

Environment Research Roadmap
The Environment Research Roadmap is a strategy document that helps guide environmental research in New Zealand. (2007)

Environmental Research Evaluation [PDF; 352kB]
This evaluation concentrated on the outcomes delivered by the Environmental Research Output Class. (2004)

Estimating the Economic Contribution of Biotechnology to New Zealand's Primary Sector
Research carried out for MoRST by Lincoln University Agribusioness & Economics Research Unit. (2006)

Evaluation of support for people in research, science and technology
Report commissioned by MoRST from Deloitte. Published in July 2007.

Evaluation of the Business of Science Initiative - Final Research Report
Final Research Report by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. (2003)

The economy, environment and opportunities for New Zealand: a futures resource
An international scan of sustainable development, focusing on three key issues: energy and climate change, water and food production and urbanisation, and looks at responses to these changes.

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Following the blueprint
Summarises the strategic approach to planning and investment in public research, science and technology (1999).

From Strength to Strength: Government's Agenda for New Zealand Research, Science and Technology
The Agenda sets the direction for public investment in research, science and technology (RS&T) for the next decade. 72-page colour document published in July 2008.

Future Directions in Neuroscience: A Twenty Year Timescale
Briefing prepared by Professor Steven Rose for the Navigator Network. Presented at “Unfolding the Mind: prospects and perils in neuroscience”, a national symposium organised by the Navigator Network held in Auckland New Zealand on 9 March 2007.

Futurewatch: Biotechnologies to 2025 [PDF; 764kB]
An overview of global trends in biotechnology, focusing on developments in biotechnology for health, primary production, industrial, environmental and defence applications. (2005)

Futurewatch: DNA Forensics
This overview of DNA forensics draws on a presentation titled “Forensic Science at ESR” given at MoRST by Dr Jill Vintiner from Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) in February 2008. Published in September 2008.

Futurewatch: Stem Cell Research in New Zealand [PDF; 1.16mB]
Challenges and Opportunities for the Research Sector: One in a series of Futurewatch reports presenting emerging areas of science and their relevance to New Zealand. (April 2007)

Futurewatch: Synthetic Biology
This overview draws extensively on Stanford University’s Delta Scan – The future of science and technology, 2005-2055; “Promising applications of synthetic biology". Published in September 2008.

Futurewatch: Trend Summary – New gene sequencing technologies (2009) [PDF; 128kB]
Current trends in new gene sequencing and related technologies, based on observations received from MoRST’s scanning network.

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Geothermal Energy Research case study [PDF; 220kB]
The case studies involved interviews with selected researchers and other people, such as research collaborators, commercial partners, people who use the research results or who have an interest in the research of relevance to the case study. (2007)

From Strength to Strength: Government's Agenda for New Zealand Research, Science and Technology
The Agenda sets the direction for public investment in research, science and technology (RS&T) for the next decade. 72-page colour document published in July 2008.

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Hands across the water
Developing dialogue between stakeholders in the New Zealand biotechnology debate. A pilot project testing approaches to 'dialogue' between scientists and the community. (2004)

Health Delivery Research Landscape (2009)
An overview of New Zealand research capability focused on health delivery.

Health Research Council evaluation 2007
Review of the Business and Financial Systems of the Health Research Council of New Zealand. The HRC is the Crown agency responsible for the management of the Government's investment in health research. (2007)

Health Research evaluation: Science for Life 2004
Science for Life report: An evaluation of New Zealand's health research investment system based on international benchmarks. Completed by the Australian Expert Group in Industry Studies (AEGIS) at the University of Western Sydney. (2004)

Human resources in science and technology in New Zealand
This report provides a basic overview of human resources in science and technology (HRST) in New Zealand. (1998)

Humanities - Charting a way forward
MoRST commissioned this report to explore the issues and offer a range of recommendations to progress the government/humanities relationship into the future. (2005)

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i3 Challenge
The Government’s strategic direction for RS&T 2003-2005.

Idea to Impact
This booklet is designed for SMEs and explains how R&D can benefit businesses and where firms can get assistance with their R&D plans. It includes case studies of 11 New Zealand SMEs that have successfully used R&D to create products and services.

Identity and access Management Action Group for Education & Research (IMAGER) Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference of the Identity and access Management Action Group for Education & Research (IMAGER). The group was set up in 2008 to help research and education centres with the identity and security challenges of collaborating online.

Igniting Potential: New Zealand’s Science and Innovation Pathway [PDF; 3.8mB]
This landmark document describes in detail the Government's strategy for science and innovation, and discusses the major changes being made to the science and innovation system. (2010)

Igniting the future
The strategic direction for MoRST for the period 2000 – 2003.

Impact of the New Zealand Science System 2010 [PDF; 298kB]
The Impact of the New Zealand Science System 2010 report outlines our evidence base for the impact of the national science system, and describes its inputs and outputs.

Implementing the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification's Recommendations on Research Priorities
Describes the funding levels and type of current New Zealand research that relates to the different recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. (2003)

Inspired by science
The Ministry is working in conjunction with the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand on a project looking at young New Zealanders' engagement with science.

International Linkages Strategy 2010-2013
MoRST's International Linkages Strategy.

Involving the public in science and technology decision-making 2003 [PDF; 116kB]
A review of national and international initiatives - Working Paper produced by the Cross Case Study Learning Group.

Industrial Research Limited (IRL) Capability Assessment Report
MoRST commissioned an independent assessment of the science capabilities at Industrial Research Limited (IRL) following a request from the IRL Board to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology. (April 2006)

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Life Cycle Thinking
The Role of Inventory Analysis in New Zealand: 'Life Cycle Thinking’ refers to the development and analysis of product systems (which includes both products and services) by looking at the inputs and outputs of materials over its life. (2008)

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Mapping of support for people in research, science and technology [PDF; 1.29mB]
This review addresses the extent and nature of current support for researchers in New Zealand, the sort of support people percieve is necessary, and the gaps/overlaps in what is currently provided. Published by MoRST in November 2007.

Marsden Fund Evaluation
MoRST instituted an outcome and process evaluation of the Marsden Fund. The outcome evaluation found that the Marsden Fund is meeting all its objectives. (2005)

Medium-term investment objectives for research, science and technology
This document outlines the broad outcomes that government is seeking from its investment in RS&T over time, in the form of six investment objectives. Published in July 2008.

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies Roadmap
The Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies Roadmap is a strategy document that helps guide research in these areas in New Zealand. (2007)

Nanotechnology and Social Science case study [PDF; 104kB]
A summary of the case study into collaboration between social scientists and biophysical scientists in the emerging science areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology. Commissioned by MoRST and prepared by Taylor Baines & Associates. (2007)

Review of New Zealand’s regulatory systems for manufactured nanomaterials [PDF; 702kb]
This report presents an independent review of the adequacy of New Zealand’s regulatory frameworks in dealing with manufactured nanomaterials.  (2010)

'Benefit to New Zealand' - Principles for Publicly Funded RS&T
Benefit to New Zealand - An exploration the national benefits arising from publicly funded RS&T. (2005)

National Measurement Standards evaluation 2002
An evaluation of the National Measurement Standards Output Class, supplied by Opus International Consultants, with an Annex containing MoRST's responses to the report's recommendations. (2002)

National Observatory Assessment report
An assessment of New Zealand's future national observatory needs. (2005)

Navigator Network Scanning Reports
The Navigator Network identifies emerging science trends and innovations, particularly in biotechnology and nanotechnology. These are the reports from the scanning network. (2006, 2007)

NERF Evaluation Report
The evaluation is focused on measuring the impact NERF has had in the five years since it was first introduced and on identifying any barriers to its growth and impact. (2006)

Neuroscience papers
Paper on future directions in neuroscience, and 5 commentaries prepared in response. The briefing was presented at “Unfolding the Mind: prospects and perils in neuroscience”, a national symposium held in Auckland New Zealand 9 March 2007.

New Zealand / New Ideas
An introduction to the New Zealand Research, Science and Technology system. (2007)

New Zealand Biotechnology Strategy
Sets out a vision and direction for the development of biotechnology in New Zealand. Its theme is "a foundation for development with care". Our work is concentrated in three main areas. (2003)

New Zealand Biotechnology Strengths booklet
This colourful booklet gives an overview of animal and plant biotechnologies, agritechnologies, medical science, foods and health, processing natural ingredients and environment protection and remediation. (2003)

New Zealand Renewable Energy Opportunities
"New Zealand, First to see the light - A new dawn for a truly sustainable century" presentation, published in 2007.

New Zealand Research Agenda discussion document
Consultation document for the New Zealand Research Agenda. Consultation closed in January 2008.

New Zealand Research Agenda summary of submissions
Summary of submissions received in response to consultation on the New Zealand Research Agenda discussion document, 2007/08. Published in July 2008.

New Zealand Social Research on Impacts of Genetic Modification and Related Biotechnologies: an international strategic review
One of two international reviews analysing the balance of research areas and funding of biotechnology impacts research in New Zealand as it relates to international developments. (2003)

New Zealand's research into the environmental impacts of biotechnology - alignment with international research
One of two international reviews analysing the balance of research areas and funding of biotechnology impacts research in New Zealand as it relates to international developments. (2003)

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OECD Review of Innovation Policy
This report reviews the strengths and weaknesses of New Zealand’s innovation system and recommends steps the government could take to increase the impact of innovation on the country’s future prosperity and social well-being. (2007)

OECD survey on women in science
This paper outlines the participation and integration of women in science in New Zealand. (2005)

Overview of the Māori Research Scene
A report by Kōwhai Consulting Ltd. Details what research is being conducted by, or relevant to, Māori. (2004)

Oxygen Group Statement of Principles (2008)
Principles guiding the activity of the Oxygen Group. (2008)

Oxygen Group Terms of Reference (2005)
Goals, roles, membership guidelines and processes of the Oygen Group. (2005)

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Picking up the Pace resources
Background papers and summaries, reports, stakeholder views, discussion documents and a presentation. (2005)

Picking up the Pace summary
This document provides an outline of the Picking up the Pace project. (2005)

Powering Innovation full report (111 pages, PDF; 1.14mb)
An independent review of the high value manufacturing and services sector was undertaken by an independent panel to see how research organisations can better support businesses in the sector. (2011)

Progress and Achievements in Vote RS&T 1999-2003
The PAR explains how RS&T is contributing to the Government’s strategic goals and how its effectiveness can be enhanced. (2003)

Public Good Science Fund (PGSF) evaluations
These reports provide an evaluation of the Public Good Science Fund and each individual output area specified within this fund. (1998)

Public Sector Financing of Research
Report published annually presenting statistics about planned public sector funding of research-related activities.

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Research & Development in New Zealand – a Decade in Review
This report tracks research and development trends in New Zealand over the decade 1994 to 2004. (2006)

Regulatory Impact Statements
To help ensure that the regulatory process is open and transparent, Regulatory Impact Statements (RISs) are prepared to support the consideration of regulatory proposals in a bill.

Report of the Crown Research Institute Taskforce
The CRI Taskforce was established in October 2009 to review the CRI model to ensure CRIs are effectively contributing to New Zealand’s development. The report of the Taskforce was released by the Minister of Research, Science & Technology on 4 March 2010.

Research and Development in the Economy
This report discusses the role of public and private research and development in driving economic growth in New Zealand. (2004)

Research for Industry (Manufacturing and Services) Evaluation
Research in this output class is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of New Zealand's manufacturing and service industries. (2003)

Research Infrastructure resources
Resources include the Terms of Reference of the Research Infrastructure Advisory Group (RIAG), guidelines and templates for making proposals to RIAG, and the Research Infrastructure Policy Statement. (2006)

Research, Science & Technology Scorecard
Charts and tables of data from across the research, science and technology sector to present a comprehensive picture of New Zealand’s RS&T system.

Review of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Act (1990) 2009
MoRST has completed a review of the Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology Act (1990) as required under the Act.

Roadmaps for Science
Roadmaps for Science are a series of documents designed to guide New Zealand’s science and research activity. They are a type of strategy, providing broad context and high level directions on a particular area of science from a New Zealand perspective. (2006, 2007)

Role of technology in transforming New Zealand's economy
A suite of discussion papers that discuss the role of technology in transforming the New Zealand economy. (2000-2001)

RS&T Vital Statistics 2006
This fact sheet provides consistent and accurate statistics on topics such as funding, human resources, innovation and the type of research being pursued in New Zealand. (2006)

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Scholarships, fellowships and human capital formation in national innovation systems
A report feeding into the wider review of the Bright Futures Scholarships. (2000)

Science and the General Public 2010 [PDF; 1.34mB]
In 2002 the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) undertook a benchmark study of public attitudes toward science and technology, and looked at ways in which the public conceptualise science.

Science and the General Public in 2005
This report explores the impact of attitudes about science on the potential supply of future scientists needed for New Zealand's ongoing research programmes.

Science Dialogues 2004
The communicative properties of science and technology dialogue. Completed for MoRST by Associate Professor Juliet Roper, Professor Ted Zorn and Associate Professor C Kay Weaver of the Department of Management Communication, University of Waikato. (2004)

Science for New Zealand: An overview of the RS&T system
This useful guide to the research, science and technology system in New Zealand outlines roles and responsibilities of key participants across the science sector and how they interconnect, and outlines what government seeks from science. (2006)

Science in Society: A Policy Perspective Background paper 2001
This background paper provides a policy perspective on science and society issues. (2001)

Science Media Centre evaluation 2009
An evaluation of the Science Media Centre New Zealand, 2008-09

A Snapshot of Vote Research, Science and Technology Investment in "Māori Research"
Covers the period July 2002 to June 2003.

Social Science Reference Group Report - Coming of Age [PDF; 371.5kB]
This report recommends ways of improving the contribution of social sciences to New Zealand’s social, economic, environmental and cultural goals. (2005)

Social Science Reference Group Report - Connections, resources and capacities [PDF; 284kB]
This report is from an eight-member social science reference group charged with making recommendations on how to secure more effective social policy advice from social science research available within New Zealand.

Stable Funding resources
Reports, papers and updates on stable funding. This work began in 2005 as a Picking up the Pace priority theme, 'A more stable funding environment'.

Statement of Intent 2012-2015 [PDF; 703kb]
The Ministry of Science and Innovation's Statement of Intent 2012-2015 sets out the key elements of how we will contribute to the delivery of the Government's priorities for science and innovation.

Staying in Science
This project was an investigation of factors that encourage students to choose science as a study and career focus. (March 2006)

Stem Cell Research in New Zealand
Challenges and Opportunities for the Research Sector: One in a series of Futurewatch reports presenting emerging areas of science and their relevance to New Zealand. (April 2007)

Study of New Zealand's Venture Capital Market and Implications for Public Policy
A report to MoRST on the New Zealand venture capital market from LECG Consulting. (November 2005)

Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee
Guidelines for making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee. Published by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (2007).

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Futurewatch: Trend Summary – New gene sequencing technologies (2009)
Current trends in new gene sequencing and related technologies, based on observations received from MoRST’s scanning network. 8 pages, published in 2009.

Futurewatch: Trend Summary - Synthetic Biology (2010)
Synthetic biology is an emerging multidisciplinary field that brings principles of engineering to biology. It shifts biotechnology from tinkering with existing organisms to being able to make more fundamental changes.

Technology New Zealand Evaluation
An evaluation of the Technology New Zealand Scheme (TechNZ) during the period 1995/96 - 1999/2000. (2001)

Transformational Research, Science and Technology papers
Transformational Research, Science and Technology (TRST) refers to areas of science where new effort or investment may be warranted. Six TRST areas have been identified - these papers explain the 6 TRST areas.

 

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