Kei ngā tōpito o te ao | Collaboration

Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) has been established to enhance engagement in research and development by improving access to research and providing pathways for innovation. Increasing Māori engagement in these activities has the potential to contribute greatly to enhancing well-being for Iwi, Māori, Indigenous communities and society.

In addition to undertaking independent research, Te Kotahi Research Institute will work to meet the research and development aspirations of Māori communities. We can build iwi research and development capacity through:

  • Project management support
  • Doctoral and researcher career development
  • Tailored courses and workshops
  • Public seminars
  • Identifying and defining intellectual property
  • Brokering relationships to facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake
  • Matching university expertise.

If you would like to collaborate on a project, please contact us.

Local partners

Te Kotahi Research Institute was the vision of Te Rōpū Manukura, a unique advisory body representing all iwi within the University’s region. Te Rōpū Manukura is made up of members from over 20 different iwi within the catchment area of the University.

National partners

Te Mana Raraunga

Te Mana Rauranga is a Māori Data Sovereignty network whom advocates for Māori rights and interests in data to be protected as the world moves into an increasingly open data environment.

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International partners


ENRICH supports development of Indigenous based protocols, Indigenous centered standard setting mechanisms, and machine-focused technology that inform policy, transform institutional and research practices, and reform relationships between Indigenous communities and wider society.


Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA)

The Global Indigenous Data Alliance is a key international advocacy group for Indigenous rights and interests in data. They promote the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance and have been working closely with the Research Data Alliance.

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