The Ministries of Health and Business, Innovation and Employment, in consultation with the Health Research Council (HRC), are consulting on the first New Zealand Health Research Strategy.
The development of a strategy is the opportunity to set New Zealand’s priorities for health research for the next ten years. It will effectively translate this research into clinical practice, commercial opportunities and health and social policy.
The strategy will look at how we can make and build stronger research connections across the life sciences, social sciences and engineering.
There are also specific areas of health research that are unique and important to New Zealand, such as Māori health research and Pacific research.
Through the discussion document the Ministries and HRC are seeking views from researchers, the health and disability sectors, universities, community groups including Māori and Pacific groups, and the general public on the content of New Zealand’s first health research strategy.
The discussion document sets out a proposed vision, mission, and guiding principles. Submissions are being sought on what the strategic priorities for health research in New Zealand for the next ten years should be and the actions needed to achieve these.
The Ministries and HRC are seeking input from a range of sectors and groups to improve the excellence and impact of our health research.