Research links

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The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is the national centre for family and whānau violence research and information. On the website, you’ll find the latest news on topics such as statistics, research and resources, and policy and legislative changes. You’ll also find events that include training, seminars, conferences and community activities around the country.

A searchable online library provides access to hundreds of articles, reports and resources online. Books and DVDs are also available for loan from the physical library, free of charge.

The Clearinghouse is based at the University of Auckland and funded by The Ministry of Justice. Subscribe to receive Clearinghouse email updates is a research database and alert service operating since 2002 to provide free access to full text research reports and papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and, since 2012, in New Zealand as well.

With a readership of 17,000 subscribers, the twice weekly Analysis & Policy observatory Briefing, five weekly topic focused briefings and monthly New Zealand Policy Online briefings provide regular updates on the latest policy research on a local and global scale. The newsletters also provide information on new jobs, events, courses and other resources of interest to the policy research community. Visit -

COMPASS (Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences) is based within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland. It consists of a team of researchers with experience and expertise in a range of disciplines and social science research methodologies.

COMPASS holds a number of externally-funded research grants and contracts, and collaborates on projects both nationally and internationally in the social sciences, health and statistics. COMPASS also provides management and infrastructure for the NZ Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) and the NZ Social Science   Data Service (NZSSDS).

Their mission is to undertake and facilitate social science research of international standing that is both theoretically informed and empirically grounded, utilises a wide range of research methodologies, and has relevance to social policy.

 The Good Homes site is dedicated to people empowering older people's housing decisions. We all want a positive experience of ageing, to be valued and to live in the places we can feel connected to. The Good Homes research focuses on helping older people to have safe, healthy and affordable homes which protect them in good and bad times, so they can stay in their own homes and communities for longer. The research presented on this site has been funded primarily through Public Good Science Funding.

DigitalNZ provides a free service to help our content partners and users to find, share and use New Zealand related digital content much easier. We currently have 190 content partners from around the world, and they are contributing almost 30 million digital records related to New Zealand. All the digital records can be found via DigitalNZ site ( or our open API. Users can create sets with the records they found on DigitalNZ, for more technical users, they can use metadata via API to build new discovery experiences like this alternative image search of content in DigitalNZ.

eSocSci connects New Zealand social scientists and their ideas across all disciplines, sectors and locations.

To facilitate disciplinary and sector crossover.  Locally and internationally, social scientists are called upon to tackle pressing social issues: how to respond to climate change, inequality, and development.  Sharing our intellectual capital across disciplines and sectors will position us to meet these challenges.  In New Zealand social scientists are spread among many disciplines, sectors and geographical locations.  eSocSci is a mechanism for crossing these boundaries.

The Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library brings together in one repository New Zealand-based sport and recreation related research projects and ideas, both underway and complete, from the year 2000 onwards. The Knowledge Library is for all those who are working in, or are interested in the sport and recreation sector in New Zealand whether they are practitioners, researchers, policy makers or planners. Users are invited to contribute research and publications to the site to help build this repository of information.

What Works aims to build research capacity in the community and volutary sector. It shares research and good practice resources to help groups in the sector evidence their outcomes. Priority audiences for the website include frontline workers, managers and governee members of community and not-for-profit organizations that receive public funding.