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On Friday the 1st of August, we sent out a brief poll of opinion on the National Science Challenges, with the following description:
The National Science Challenges have been attracting media attention recently, based on an Official Information Act request which obtained copies of critical emails sent to MBIE. The Radio New Zealand story, along with interviews with the Minister and scientists can be found via the these links (in chronological order, 1, 2, 3).
The NZ Association of Scientists is looking to canvas opinion from across the science sector, both from those who have been strongly involved, and from those who have been less involved in the Challenges to date. We recognise that CRI scientists in particular are unable to comment publicly in the lead up to an election: please let us know your thoughts here, or if you prefer, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We copy here the results of this poll, which by 5 pm on Monday the 4th of August had attracted 290 responses. We are aware that this simple poll will have some inherent biases, and may not be a perfect representation of opinion - however, the number of responses, and the detailed comments also supplied, convince us that these concerns should be considered very seriously by those in charge of our national science investment.
We would like to thank very sincerely everyone who contributed.