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Who We Are

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation.  Our scientists are dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally, to use this knowledge to improve the prevention and treatment of diseases, and to provide a base for specialist training in medical research. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand was established in late 2001. Since this time it has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand's major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

The Institute’s main offices, respiratory physiology laboratory and clinical research facility are at the Wellington Regional Hospital.  There is also access to Phase II facilities including a 14 bed inpatient Clinical Trials Unit at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

The clinical research programmes of the MRINZ are supported by three general practice networks in Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland.

Research Report 2014