ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises is science relating to people and communities. We deliver enhanced scientific and research services to the public health, food safety, security and justice systems and the environmental sector in New Zealand and around the world. 


We work with partners around the world to contribute to the economic, environmental and social well-being of their people and communities. Our forensic expertise is utilised by law enforcement agencies around the world, and our breakthrough forensic DNA analysis software STRmix™(external link) can be found in leading laboratories including the FBI. Our expertise in public health, radiation monitoring, water quality, sanitation and hygiene practices, and food safety are utilised by our partners around the world.

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Read about some of our work with the international community below or contact us to find out how we can help you. 

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Water quality and sanitation

ESR provides health authorities, local and central government, industry and communities with scientific advice and expertise on the management of drinking water, groundwater, recreational water and wastewater.

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Radiation monitoring

ESR offers a range of services for determining radioactivity content in a range of sample types such as food, water, soil, sediment, mining ore and products, environmental
biota, sediment and air samples.

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STRmix™ is expert forensic software, developed by ESR and Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA), that can resolve previously unresolvable mixed DNA profiles.

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