ESR is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute specialising in science for communities. ESR uses world-leading science to safeguard our health, keep our communities safer, protect our food-based economy, and improve the health of our water and natural environment.


About ESR

Careers at ESR

Keeping people safe and healthy through science is our focus, so it is understandable that most of ESR's staff are graduates and post-graduates in science.

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Growing ESR's impact with Māori

ESR is committed to embracing Mātauranga Māori as a foundation element of our organisation. 

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Women in Science

ESR is lucky to have some of New Zealand’s most incredible scientists and researchers working to help improve the safety of, and contribute to, the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of all New Zealanders. Every day in August 2021 we...

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Our science in action

ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Our world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the world.

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Corporate publications

Read more about ESR and our achievements in ESR's corporate publications such as our Profile publication, Annual Reports, and Statement of Corporate Intent.

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Celebrating 25 years as a Crown Research Institute

On 1 July 1992, the New Zealand Government re-shaped the nation’s science research organisations into 10 Crown Research Institutes (CRIs).

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