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The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is an independent body that stands for and advocates for science and scientists in New Zealand.

We are made up of a wide cross-section of the New Zealand science community, from University departments to CRIs to those working in independent research organisations or in science-related policy development 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.

The Association is a non-profit incorporated society and is a registered charity. It is managed by an executive council drawn from the membership. The NZAS publishes a quarterly journal, the New Zealand Science Review (NZSR), which publishes articles on research and on science policy.

We have different levels of membership, with options to receive either the print or online version of the NZSR.

For details of each level and to join us click here.

If you are a library (or other similar organisation) that wishes to purchase print copies of the NZSR please email 

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