ESR employs around 400 expert minds whose independent scientific advice and services help improve our collective economic and social wellbeing.
Using the largest team of forensic, social, radiation, environmental and infectious disease scientists and epidemiologists in New Zealand we deliver solutions for local and central government, industry and other science organisations. Our expertise, experience and networks are trusted to solve complex problems, collect, collate and analyse huge amounts of data and manage a range of critical national science assets and facilities for New Zealand.
Our organisation's values define how we work together and with our clients. Developed by our people, our values are a reflection of what is important to us as we strive to help keep people safe, healthy and prosperous.
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For more information about who we are, read our Statement of Core Purpose (external link) , as issued by the New Zealand Parliament, or watch the video below to see how ESR is meeting future science challenges.
Celebrating 25 years as a Crown Research Institute
Twenty-five years ago, on 1 July 1992, the New Zealand Government re-shaped the nation’s science research organisations into 10 Crown Research Institutes (CRIs).Learn more
Careers at ESR
Keeping people safe and healthy through science is our focus, so it is understandable that most of ESR's staff are graduates and post-graduates in science.Learn more
Our science in action
ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Our world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the...Learn more
News and media releases
Following more than 50 deaths in New Zealand now associated with synthetic cannabinoid use, ESR is offering a unique service to all DHBs in the country.Learn more
Read our quarterly newsletters for more in depth updates of ESR projects in the water space. If you would like to register to receive our newsletters please complete the subscription form[/home/about-esr/register-with-esr/].Learn more
Read more about ESR and our achievements in ESR's corporate publications such as our Profile publication, Annual Reports, and Statement of Corporate Intent.Learn more