We are a network of leading researchers united in a common goal: to create and explore innovative, sustainable materials that will improve the lives of people in Aotearoa and around the world. We work together and partner with industry and government to address global challenges such as clean water, renewable energy and climate change.
As an Institute we operate from a set of core values that direct our research and underpin who we are and the way we do things. We will, on an ongoing basis, work together to refine and further develop these core values and in so doing, grow a meaningful future together.
It is our intention -
In order to enable all Investigators to help us to deliver, we set out expectations in our Investigator Agreement so that these are clear and transparent, and so that you know what you can expect of us.
All Investigators will adhere to the following polices:
Our Mātauranga Māori research policy
Our Supervision Policy
Our Equity Policy (including the Code of Conduct for Institute events and the Sponsorship Policy referred therein, as well as our Childcare Policy)
The Royal Society Te Apārangi Code of Professional Standards and Ethics.
(Please see full policies below.)
Delivery on these expectations will form part of the Investigator Review Processes. These will occur at regular intervals, starting in year 3 of the contract (to enable our mid-term review). Any sustained breach of these expectations may also be referred to the Directors in advance of the Review, and if issues continue, Investigator status may be revoked.
All aforementioned Policies can be downloaded as PDFs.
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Published Jul 1, 2021The MacDiarmid Institute supports Māori and Pasifika capability within the Institute at all levels, through targeted strategies of representation and inclusion, and through improving the cultural competency of all Institute members. Our equity objective for students is that Māori and Pasifika students participate and achieve and are retained on par with other students at all levels; we are committed to redressing the stark underrepresentation of Māori and Pasifika in the academic workforce in our fields of research.
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Published Jul 1, 2021We expect Supervisors and Students to adhere to all their University policies and guidelines. A good research experience should base itself in good faith and trust that the supervision journey is premised around mutual respect, responsibility and that there is open communication to raise any issues safely and without judgement should they arise.
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Published Jul 1, 2021The Supervisory Expectations document is to be used in addition to existing University policies around supervision, but is a useful document to either follow or use as a guideline for discussions around supervision expectations and responsibilities between a student and their supervisor/s. While broad, this document may be used as a starting point to determine finer details.
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Published Jul 1, 2021The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence. We are committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and recognizing the distinct status of Māori as tangata whenua, with whom we look to partner to achieve greater diversity and inclusion within the scientific community.
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Published Jul 1, 2021As a Centre of Research Excellence, we value the free exchange of ideas and respectful debate, and we understand our responsibilities in ensuring that our community supports these values. The MacDiarmid Institute is therefore committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at our hosted and sponsored events.
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Published Jul 1, 2021The MacDiarmid institute is committed to increasing diversity in science, and as such, our expectation when sponsoring events is that event organisers will have a documented plan to achieve balanced gender and cultural representation in keynote and invited speakers, and on panels, as well as processes to ensure representative diversity amongst general event attendees. We note that gender is not binary.
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Published Jul 1, 2021The MacDiarmid institute recognizes that many of our events require people to take time away from their family responsibilities, and that this can be an additional burden and barrier to inclusion of people at particular points in their career. We also recognize the other caring responsibilities that all people have, at different times.