He Whakanōhanga Rangahau a Karauna te ESR e whakarato ana i ngā ratonga rangahau me ngā kaha pūtaiao puta noa i ngā peka pūtaiao maha.

ESR is a Crown Research Institute that provides science services and research capability across a number of science disciplines. 



Forensic science

ESR provides world-class forensic science services and research to a range of New Zealand and international government agencies, as well as private corporations. ESR is the sole provider of key forensic services to New Zealand Police and works closely with…

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Water and environment services

ESR specialises in investigating water quality, identifying contamination sources, and developing resources for our clients to better manage waterways and the surrounding environment, and address possible risks to public health.

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COVID-19 Response

ESR’s multi-disciplinary team are providing expertise to support the national response to the global pandemic

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Public health

Through our science, ESR helps to prevent and reduce the spread of infectious disease, so everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand can live healthier lives

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Food & product services

ESR employs the largest group of microbiologists in New Zealand to provide the full spectrum of food science expertise – from identifying a foreign object in food through to food import and export certification.

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ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises is science relating to people and communities. We deliver enhanced scientific and research services to the public health, food safety, security and justice systems and the environmental sector in New Zealand and…

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Social science

ESR’s social systems team applies extensive expertise and experience to help decision-makers address challenging and intractable problems with high levels of complexity and uncertainty.

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ESR’s genomic science encompasses microbial, human, meta and forensic genomics, transcriptomics and epigen omics.

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