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Our Committees

The Royal Society Te Apārangi Council establishes Committees from time to time to enable Council and management to respond to rapidly changing concerns or emerging issues.

There are currently three special Committees:

Early Career Researcher Forum Committee (ECR Committee) 

This Committee is responsible for developing a programme of activities to benefit Professional Members holding Early Career Researcher status.

New Zealand Committee of ANZCCART

This Committee undertakes activities under the wider umbrella of ANZCCART (The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching).

National Committee on Antarctic Sciences

This Committee is responsible for coordinating activities for New Zealand’s involvement in SCAR (The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research).

Professor Barry Scott FRSNZ

Co-Chair Gene Editing Panel

The technology of gene editing offers society a wide range of opportunities such as curing diseases and eradicating pests but, like all new technologies, there are uncertainties and there may be areas where collectively we are comfortable to use the technology and areas where we are not.