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 around the world. 


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We work with partners around the world to contribute to the economic, environmental and social well-being of their people and communities. Our forensic expertise is utilised by law enforcement agencies around the world, and our breakthrough forensic DNA analysis software STRmix™(external link) can be found in leading laboratories including the FBI. Our expertise in public health, radiation monitoring, water quality, sanitation and hygiene practices, and food safety(external link) are utilised by our partners around the world.

Read about some of our work with the international community below or contact us to find out how we can help you. 

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Pacific consultancy

ESR empowers the Pacific region with scientific expertise, information and tools to strengthen policy, programmes and practice to support healthy, safe and resilient communities.

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Environmental radioactivity

ESR offers a range of services for determining radioactivity content in a variety of samples such as food, water, soil, sediment, mining ore and products, biota and air samples.

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STRmix™ is expert forensic software, developed by ESR and Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA), that can resolve previously unresolvable mixed DNA profiles.

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Climate change, sustainability and environmental health

The effects of climate change are wide ranging with major effects on our health, wellbeing and environment. Scientists, industry and communities must work together if we are to adapt to the changing climate.

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