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

Taking Charge after Stroke

Take Charge – a low-cost, person-centred, self-directed rehabilitation intervention after stroke – improved health-related quality of life and independence. Read the full Open-Access paper here: https://bit.ly/TaCAS-study Be sure to tune into Dr Harry McNaughton presenting an online Webinar on April 30th 2020 at 0900 London time, 1800 AEST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S6rcZpcbSlua8zD5Ja4WEA Video presentations Presentation for healthcare professionals: https://youtu.be/7IdF5czhNMI […]

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Clinical trials in New Zealand supporting the global fight against COVID-19

We have been hard at work establishing and contributing to major internationally-significant trials in the fight against COVID-19. “The clinical trials will assess multiple potential therapeutic agents including hydroxychloroquine, one of a number of drugs gaining media attention as a potential treatment for COVID-19”. MRINZ Director Professor Richard Beasley The largest of the MRINZ-led COVID-19 […]

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Server upgrade & maintenance

Our servers were struggling with the overwhelming (and wonderful) response to our ‘How big is your bubble?’ pandemic survey. This caused it to glitch for some people when filling it out. We have been busy upgrading the servers and performing maintenance overnight, but as of Friday 10th April morning, we are live again! [Update – […]

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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.