K EY A TTRIBUTES OF THE C ENTRE O UTCOMES S OUGHT A ‘S TRAW -M AN ’ – E NHANCING R ESEARCH C APABILITY Public Sector TSY MoBIE MSD MOEMoH Etc. Private Sector NZIER BERL Etc. Motu Universities Otago Waikato VUW Auck. Etc. Overseas Universities IMF OECD Public & Private sector Etc. Well connected, strong networks. Ability to coach & mentor junior researchers. Intellectually brilliant, policy focused researchers. C ENTRE OF E XCELLENCE This is not about more funding, it is about using existing funding and capabilities to greater effect. Improve Co-ordination & Coherence... Coherent programmes of long term research need to be developed. Increase Consistency & Standards... Clear and consistent research standards need to be applied and adhered to. Lift Capability... Stronger capability to undertake research, commission research and interpret research. Clearer pathways required for researchers in the public sector.