The National Centre for Radiation Science (previously the National Radiation
Laboratory) is a specialist unit of the Institute of Environmental Science &
Research Ltd (ESR) and is primarily based in Christchurch, New Zealand, with
additional staff located in Wellington and Auckland.
On 1 December 2011, the National Radiation Laboratory was transferred from the Ministry of Health to ESR, with the exception of its regulatory function which still continues to be provided by the Ministry of Health through the Office of Radiation Safety. On the 1 of July 2013, the National Radiation Laboratory was renamed the National Centre for Radiation Science (NCRS) to do justice to its new ESR focus: protecting people and their environment through science.
The NCRS provides measurement and monitoring services, research capability and expert advice on ionising and non-ionising radiation.
Our goal is to ensure radiation science benefits New Zealand’s people, environment and industries by helping protect them from radiation and radioactive contamination, as well as promoting safe and beneficial use of radiation and radioactive materials.
Our capability statement
Read our capability statement to learn more
NCRS capability statement (PDF, 589 KB)