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.
New Zealand has had its first 2 cases of probable community transmission of COVID-19, in other words, cases which are not linked to travel. We have been preparing for this, and as planned, will pause all outpatient studies for now to protect our volunteers and staff. Over the past few weeks, we have been hard […]Read more about this
Beta-agonists have been used to treat asthma for thousands of years, originally as a naturally occurring compound in the Chinese herbal medicine ‘ma-huang’. They have the ability to relax smooth muscle in the airways when it spasms or tightens, which makes breathing easier when asthma symptoms flare. In our latest publication we take a closer […]Read more about this
Around the world, there is a growing interest in the use of cannabis as a medicine. In New Zealand, a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is currently being established to increase access to medicinal cannabis products. In light of this, we decided to ask kiwi General Practitioners (GPs) what patients have been asking them about the subject. […]Read more about this
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.