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

About our approach

We are working in partnership with the research, science and innovation sector, including the Māori research community, to build NZRIS in a way that benefits all participants and users. To enable this to happen, we have a framework in place that ensures the sector is actively involved in guiding, directing, feeding into and helping design the new system. This includes the NZRIS Stewardship and Oversight Group (NSOG), the NZRIS Funder-Researcher Working Group (FRWG),  and Research, Science and Innovation sector sub-sectoral or functional groups which are set up as required to focus on particular topics or areas of interest.

NZRSI Stewardship and Oversight Group (NSOG)

The NZRIS Stewardship and Oversight Group (NSOG) is a cross-sector group that is responsible for providing oversight of the NZRIS data approach and management. This includes ensuring that the data principles identified in the 2016 Research, Science and Innovation Domain Plan [PDF, 1.2 MB] – which relate to openness, protection and usability of data – continue to underpin NZRIS as it develops and matures.

Professor Richard Blaikie, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise of the University of Otago, is chair of NSOG. Members of the group come from a range of organisations from across the research, science and innovation sector, and represent a variety of skills, expertise and interests.

The inaugural meeting of this new group will take place in August 2019 where they will develop a work programme and refine the Terms of Reference. We will update this page regularly as NSOG develops.

Members of the group include:

Funder-Researcher Working Group (FRWG)

The Funder-Researcher Working Group (FRWG) has sector-wide representation. Its members come from a range of organisations and represent a variety of interests, skills and expertise. The purpose of the FRWG is to act as a sounding board for NZRIS-related matters that affect the wider RS&I sector. It also serves as a vehicle for sector-wide capacity-building activities in relation to NZRIS, to ensure sector-wide issues and concerns are well defined, and to make recommendations to NSOG on NZRIS related matters that affect the wider RS&I sector.

RS&I sub-sector and functional groups

These groups are set up on an as-required basis to act as focused working groups on selected matters or common areas of interest. These can serve a variety of purposes, such as providing a venue for sub-sector-specific capacity building activities, acting as sounding board for sub-sector-specific matters and concerns, assisting the NSOG in the performance of its functions and decisions that affect the sub-sector and defining sub-sectoral issues and concerns, and identifying alternative courses of actions.