New Zealand Association of Scientists

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The New Zealand Association of Scientists is a professional body for scientists in New Zealand. It differs from the Royal Society of New Zealand in being an independent non-profit incorporated society and registered charity,[1][2] rather than being constituted by an Act of Parliament.[3] While not being entirely non-political,[4] the Association focuses on policy and social responsibility aspects of science.[5]

The Association publishes a peer reviewed journal the New Zealand Science Review which is a "forum for the discussion of science policy."[6] The Association awards an annual Marsden Medal for service rendered to the cause or profession of science.

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  1. ^ "About". New Zealand Association of Scientists. 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. "New Zealand Association of Scientists" 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Association Of Scientists Incorporated". The Charities Commission. 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1997 No 2 (as at 15 July 1997), Private Act". New Zealand Legislation. 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Mapp, Wayne (21 October 2010). "New Zealand Association of Scientists Annual Conference: Opening Address". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  5. ^ JSTOR: Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 4, No. 28 (Summer, 1979), pp. 11-16. 2011. JSTOR 688828. 
  6. ^ "Instructions to Authors | www.scientists.org.nz". scientists.org.nz. 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. "NZ Science Review provides a forum for the discussion of science policy."