Who we are


The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

Established in late 2001, MRINZ has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand’s major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

Our main clinical research facility is at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Latest News

Less is more: Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU

Our latest research may soon change how intensive care units use oxygen to support patients around the world. The “Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU” study was led by researchers at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and Wellington Hospital. It found that ICU patients on mechanical ventilation are being given […]

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Data Management Strategies on the World Stage

This past week, some of our staff have been in Vancouver, Canada, for the annual REDCap Conference, sharing ideas with delegates from around the world. As the conference has just come to a close, they checked in with us to share how everything had gone. REDCap, or Research Electronic Data Capture, is a software platform […]

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Access to original results from “groundbreaking” Asthma Study

Going beyond celebrating our results with our participants and our wider audience, we are proud to be able to give you open access to the latest publication of results from our groundbreaking asthma work! Click here to get access to the original journal publication in The Lancet. Around 10-15% adults worldwide suffer from asthma – […]

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The Institute regularly needs volunteers for studies, we currently have the following requirements. If you don't meet the criteria below but are still interested in volunteering for research studies, please contact Mathew mathew.williams@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.