New Zealand's Crown Research Institute (CRI)

New Zealand's Crown Research Institute (CRI)


About us

Scientists of New Zealand's Crown Research Institute undertake world-class science focused on New Zealand’s biodiversity, biosecurity, land resources, and environment. We work with other Crown Research Institutes, universities, businesses, and the wider science system to create impactful, relevant, and useful research. Our research supports government decisions and policies – local, regional, and national. Our data, solutions, technology, products, and services are used by primary industries to underpin more sustainable land and resource use. We work closely with iwi and Māori groups to support their goals for their land, and we incorporate science and mātauranga Māori into our research. We support public and community aspirations for our land environment through stakeholder engagement and citizen science input. At our eight sites, we also curate almost a third of New Zealand’s Nationally Significant Databases and Collections – reference collections of biological material, cultural knowledge, online databases, and tools. These resources are used by our scientists and others across New Zealand and around the world.




PO Box 69040, Lincoln, New Zealand