New Zealand Research Information System


The New Zealand Research Information System will be a national, online hub of information about the research, science and innovation sector.

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The New Zealand Research Information System (NZRIS) will hold information about research activity in New Zealand, such as what projects are under way, how they are being funded, what resources are being used, who the experts are in particular fields and more.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of NZRIS is well under way, with the first data providers due to start submitting data during October this year. Here you’ll find information about the type of data that will be submitted in Phase 1, and how it will be managed.

Getting ready

This page is for organisations that fund and undertake research and want to join NZRIS in future phases. It explains the 3 main steps to getting ready for NZRIS.

Sector collaboration

The development, implementation and operation of NZRIS is underpinned by a commitment to collaboration, co-governance and co-design with the research, science and innovation sector


Here you’ll find links to all documents – including brochures, information sheets, technical documents, reference documents and early material – that we have produced about NZRIS. We’ve put them together on one page to help make them easier to find.


Subscribe to the New Zealand Research Information System (NZRIS) newsletter for updates about the programme.


Here you’ll find common questions and answers about NZRIS. These are likely to be most useful for future data provider organisations and those in the research sector who want to understand what data NZRIS will hold. We’ve grouped the questions and answers into categories to help make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

About us

NZRIS is being developed by a programme team based at MBIE. Find out more about the background to NZRIS and how we’ve got to where we are today.

COVID-19 research database

In response to COVID-19, New Zealand’s research, science and innovation sector is undertaking research activity.

Last updated: 14 October 2020