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New research advisory group announced

10 June 2005

New research advisory group announced

A new research advisory group will provide expert advise to the government on major investments in research infrastructure.

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A new research advisory group will provide expert advise to the government on major investments in research infrastructure, Research, Science and Technology Minister, Steve Maharey announced today.

"The Research Infrastructure Advisory Group will give the government access to expert advice to ensure new investments in research infrastructure are in New Zealand's best interests," Steve Maharey said.

"The announcement is part of moves to take a more strategic and forward-looking approach to investments in research and science over the long-term."

The group will be chaired by Associate Professor Jim Metson of the University of Auckland's Department of Chemistry. The remaining five members of the group are expected to be announced at the end of June and will be selected for their standing in the science community.

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