Who we are


The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

Established in late 2001, MRINZ has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand’s major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

Our main clinical research facility is at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Latest News

Access to original results from “groundbreaking” Asthma Study

Going beyond celebrating our results with our participants and our wider audience, we are proud to be able to give you open access to the latest publication of results from our groundbreaking asthma work! Click here to get access to the original journal publication in The Lancet. Around 10-15% adults worldwide suffer from asthma – […]

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Celebrating more than just a language

At a time where we celebrate Te Reo Māori, it is a time to reflect what this means as a whole and remember what we can do as an institution to support equitable systems of interaction between Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākeha. In recent years, MRINZ has been focused on developing a commitment […]

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“Game-changing” asthma research success “a credit to the commitment of patient volunteers”

“One of the fantastic things about doing clinical research in New Zealand is that we have such support from the Asthma Community… we had 890 New Zealanders who volunteered and took part in this study for a twelve-month period.” The treatment strategy that was investigated in this study has already been approved as a new […]

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Currently recruiting for:

The Institute regularly needs volunteers for studies, we currently have the following requirements. If you don't meet the criteria below but are still interested in volunteering for research studies, please contact Mathew mathew.williams@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.