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

Reducing the burden of asthma: time to set research and clinical priorities

The global mortality from asthma has not changed much since 2006. In a new Editorial for The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, our Director Professor Beasley sets out research and clinical priorities for pushing past this plateau, and further reducing the global burden of asthma: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30400-8/fulltext You can also listen to The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Podcast interviewing […]

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Mate Korona tohu mate (COVID-19 symptoms)

Mate Korona tohu mate (COVID-19 symptoms). A te Reo comic for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020. Feel free to share with whānau and friends! Tēnā rawa atu koe (thank you very much) Selwyn Te Paa for helping to translate!

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Kia ako tahi tātou (let’s learn together) for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)! Here are some ideas for ways we can celebrate te reo this week and beyond. Tēna koutou (thank you) to those who helped with this list: Print a reference sheet Greetings and sign-offs to keep by your desk: link   […]

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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 Melissa Black melissa.black@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0267) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.