Infectious Disease Research Platform

The Government is investing $36 million excluding GST over 3 years in an Infectious Disease Research Platform to ensure New Zealand has world class research capability to respond to serious infectious disease threats.

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research are partnering with the University of Otago to develop and co-host an approved Infectious Diseases Research Platform Plan. $1.5 million (excl GST) will fund the platform’s development. The remaining $34.5 million will be granted on approval of the platform to implement it over a 3-year period.

Below is the public statement from our contract with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research.

Last updated: 23 June 2022