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12 March 2019

Consultation opens today into the draft prioritisation vehicle that will drive health research investment in New Zealand up until 2027.

Feedback is sought on the proposed model through an online survey that will run for three weeks, from 12 March to 1 April.

Feedback from this round of consultation will lead to the final prioritisation vehicle and health research priority actions being established in mid-2019.

This consultation is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). The three agencies have been working with an independent Development Group to establish a model that will create enduring change for the life of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (2017-2027) and beyond.

An initial round of consultation, held in September and October last year, captured a wealth of information from a wide range of stakeholders. In addition to health researchers, feedback came from NGOs, consumers, government agencies, clinicians and allied health professionals; insights also came from consultation workshops with Māori, Pacific and disability communities. That feedback formed the basis of the revised prioritisation model developed by the independent Development Group.

The revised model and consultation document, along with background to the prioritisation process to date, is all available on the consultation page of the HRC website.

Anyone unable to fill out the online survey is welcome to email their responses to Dr Patricia Anderson, the HRC's chief advisor for Research Policy, Strategy and Evaluation, at