Welcome

The New Zealand Association of Scientists is a genuinely independent association of scientists who work and lobby to:

  • promote science in New Zealand,
  • increase public awareness of science and expose pseudo-science,
  • debate and influence government science policy,
  • improve working conditions for scientists, including gender and ethnic equality,
  • promote free exchange of knowledge and international co-operation,
  • and encourage excellence in science.

The Association membership includes physical, natural, mathematical and social scientists and welcomes members with an interest in science education, policy, communication and the social impact of science and technology.

News & Recent Posts

10 August 2016

On-line first: New insights into ancestry and health of Polynesians and New Zealand Māori

by Geoffrey K. Chambers, Hisham A. Edinur, and Paul P.J. Dunn

26 July 2016

The NZAS has co-signed the ORCID Joint Statement of Principle with MBIE and a number of other NZ-based organisations with a stake in accurately linking to research publications (see attached). We encourage NZ researchers interested in this project to send us any feedback or comments on this statement.

 

ORCID Joint Statement of Principle

26 July 2016

The government has called for feedback on the proposed Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap to support government decisions over the next 20 years in conservation and environmental policy.  Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Hui and meetings to discuss the Roadmap are scheduled around the country from August 8th.

20 June 2016

The NZAS press release about the Government's response to the Motu research report on 90-day employment trials is here.

31 May 2016

Applications/nominations for the NZAS Awards (Marsden, Shorland, Research, Science Communicator medals) are due today, Tuesday May 31. Details of how to apply are here.

Several applicants have received bounce back email notifications when sending their applications to awards@scientists.org.nz, although we have received your application documents.  Please copy your applications to BuchananP AT landcareresearch DOT co DOT nz