Here are frequently asked questions about the Science System Advisory Group and the submission process.

General FAQ

Submission FAQ

General FAQ

The Science System Advisory Group has been established by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to provide advice to the government on strengthening the science, innovation and technology system.

The Science System Advisory Group will deliver a two-part report, with the first part delivered end of June, and the second end of October 2024. The first part will focus on determining principles for the sector moving ahead and providing preliminary advice and recommendations. The second will provide final recommendations and advice on longer-term changes to ensure the future success of the science system in New Zealand.

Submission FAQ

We ask for one submission per individual, per phase.

If you work at multiple organisations and are making submissions on behalf of different organisations, please note the organisation in the file name, eg [First name]_[Last Name]_[Organisation if named]_Phase1

Yes. Please keep your total submission to four A4 pages.

Due to the timeframes of the advisory group, we are streamlining the process by only accepting documents in PDF.

If you are interested in making a submission in a different way, please send an email to info@ssag.org.nz

To create a PDF from a Word document:

  1. Open the document you want to save as a PDF.
  2. Click on the File tab.
  3. In Word, click Save As | PDF from the drop-down menu. In Google Docs, click File | Download | PDF. …
  4. In the file name box, .pdf will automatically appear at the end of your file name.

Phase 1 of the submission process closed at 12.00pm, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Further questions? If your question is not answered in the list above please email info@ssag.org.nz