We've set up a new section dedicated to Reshaping the New Zealand Research System. We will publish or link resources of interest to the community responding to Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways Green Paper consultation.
As co-President I'll be fronting a combined effort of NZAS and Te Pūnaha Matatini. New co-President Lucy Stewart will also be heavily engaged – continuing her big successes clarifying the career issues emerging researchers have been facing and what can be done.
At present, we've crashed into the holiday break having digested MBIE's workshops on the consultation run through mid-December. Overarching thoughts are now in an online format (link or below) designed for engagement, and feedback, with more coming soon.
Perhaps the most important lesson from MBIE's workshops revealed what we expected: prioritisation is both hard and contested. Can we suggest focus on people and successful research careers, seeing other key matters such as institutions, infrastructure and funding as resources contributing to this success?
You can also catch up on my President's address (video) to the NZAS conference which provided a major update on NZAS's Call for Renewal of the research system.
Have a great summer and great holidays – and enjoy the time to do some thinking about giving Aotearoa the Research System it deserves!