ESR's world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the world. Read these case studies to find out how.


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Ngā rangahau mātai take / Research case studies

Find out more about the work we do through the case studies below. Filter by science discipline for more specific results.

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Te Mate Huka - Diabetes study

Reducing health inequalities and achieving health equity for Māori will depend on a better understanding of the science of implementation.

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Preserving Māori cultural assets

ESR partnered with Matatā based iwi Ngāti Rangitihi and 3D visualisation experts Blue Cube Consulting to co-develop a virtual marae visualisation platform named Te Rererunga (the ‘fly over’).

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Forensic Awareness Training to Conflict Armament Research CAR London by Kurt McManus 6

Forensic awareness training

The expertise of ESR's forensic scientists and technicians can be applied to numerous fields.

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Forensic NZ documentary series

ESR, along with the NZ Police, participated in the 2017 five-part documentary series Forensics NZ. The series explored real crimes in New Zealand and how forensic science assisted Police with their investigations.

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Becoming a forensic scientist

Forensic scientists apply scientific knowledge and skills to investigate crime and help police find or eliminate crime suspects.

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About the DNA databank

In 1995, a joint project involving the New Zealand Police and ESR created the National DNA Profile Databank.


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