Don't miss this opportunity to have your say on New Zealand's first set of health research priorities.

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment now invite your feedback on the Strategic Investment Areas (SIAs) - also known as the overarching 'framework' that the new research priorities will fit into. These draft SIAs have been developed by the independent Development Group that is overseeing the priority-setting process. 

A statement from the Development Group, explaining their thinking, is included in the consultation document that provides all the information you need to frame your responses. It also provides a list of the consultation questions.

Your feedback is being sought through an online survey, which is open for six weeks from 4 September 2018 until 12 October 2018. You are being asked to consider the overall framework and to suggest health research priorities that might sit within it.

This consultation will lead to final SIAs being established, and the drafting of a set of priorities which will be circulated for public feedback in 2019.

Keep checking the consultation page on the HRC website, or this Update newsletter for more information. For further details, contact Dr Patricia Anderson, chief advisor, Policy and Strategy at the HRC.