News articles tagged ‘Research’


ACR/EULAR response criteria approved for adult and juvenile myositis

April 2017 Health, Research, Hightlights, 1000Minds

1000Minds was used to create response criteria for adult and juvenile sufferers of myositis, a systemic autoimmune disease. Read more »


Other Super options preferred

March 2017 Research, Government

Andrew Coleman discussed a range of options for reforming New Zealand Superannuation, based on results from research conducted involving 1000Minds. Read more »


Treatments better than antibiotics need developing “now”

March 2017 1000Minds, Health, Research

Following the publication of the WHO’s list of 12 deadly diseases in most need of R&D – created using 1000Minds – researchers warn New Zealand against complacency. Read more »


1000Minds helps World Health Organization prioritize deadliest diseases

February 2017 Health, Research, Highlights, 1000Minds

Created using 1000Minds, the World Health Organization published a list of antibiotic-resistant diseases to help prioritize R&D into new antibiotics globally. Read more »


Software co-inventor off to WHO

January 2017 1000Minds, Health, Research

Led by the World Health Organization and the University of Tübingen, 70 international specialists are using 1000Minds to prioritize antimicrobial-resistant diseases for R&D into new antibiotics. Read more »


Tool developed to assess autoinflammatory disease burden

December 2016 Highlights, Health, Research

1000Minds was used to develop a tool to assess autoinflammatory disease burden, known as the autoinflammatory disease damage index (ADDI). Read more »


Cloud computing adoption decision modelling for SMEs: a conjoint analysis

October 2016 Highlights, Research

1000Minds was used to model cloud adoption decision-making by SMEs, and ultimately to choose cloud services and deployment models. Read more »


Economic psychology applied to business: Designing a mobile-banking app

July 2016 Highlights, Research, Marketing research

Concepts from behavioural economics – also known as economic psychology – were used, with support from 1000Minds, to generate insights for improving a mobile-banking app. Read more »


Foreign aid: How important is aid effectiveness to people for choosing countries to support?

June 2016 Research, Government, Highlights

1000Minds was used to determine how important aid effectiveness is to people relative to other criteria for choosing countries to support with bilateral foreign aid. Read more »


Combining multi-criteria decision analysis and mini-health technology assessment

January 2016 Health, Research, Highlights

A funding decision-support tool suitable for assessing medical devices for individual patient use in French university hospitals was created using 1000Minds. Read more »


ACR: Criteria enable prompt diagnosis and treatment of CAPS

November 2015 Health, Research

New diagnostic criteria for cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) created using 1000Minds were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Read more »


ACR: New Sjögren’s classification criteria on the way

November 2015 Health, Research

New classification criteria for Sjögren’s syndrome created using 1000Minds are ready for sign-off by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism. Read more »


Development of preliminary remission criteria for gout using Delphi and 1000Minds

September 2015 Health, Research

Delphi and 1000Minds consensus exercises were used to establish consensus for potential remission criteria for use in clinical trials of gout. Read more »


Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Award

September 2015 Highlights, Health, Research, Awards

“The Waikato rheumatology electronic referral project” – for creating, using 1000Minds, a new electronic referral and triage system for rheumatology patients. Read more »


An attribute prioritization-based segmentation of the Chinese consumer market for fruit juice

September 2015 Research, Marketing research

1000Minds is used to study how Chinese consumers prioritize product attributes like brand, nutrition, shelf-life, price and manufacturing country when making fruit juice purchasing decisions. Read more »


2015 Gout Classification Criteria: An ACR/ELAR Collaborative Initiative

September 2015 Health, Research

International researchers, supported by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism, developed new classification criteria for gout using 1000Minds. Read more »


Development of a points system for determining access to rheumatology services

August 2015 Health, Research

A group of clinicians used 1000Minds to create a points system for determining access to rheumatology services in New Zealand. Read more »


Advancing marine policy towards ecosystem based management by eliciting public preferences

July 2015 Research, Environment

1000Minds is used to elicit people’s willingness to make trade-offs among taxes and four socio-ecological attributes related to marine reserves and customary fishing areas. Read more »


What do New Zealanders want from their retirement income policies?

July 2015 Government, Highlights, Research

The New Zealand Treasury used 1000Minds to explore the preferences of a sample of 1066 New Zealanders concerning retirement income policies. This paper won the NZ Economic Policy Prize. Read more »


Heterogeneity of farmers' preferences for improvements in dairy cow traits

June 2015 Agriculture, Research

1000Minds was used to quantify Australian dairy farmers’ preferences for cow trait improvements to inform and ultimately direct the choice of traits and selection indexes. Read more »


New ACR EULAR Guidelines for Systemic Sclerosis Classification

May 2015 Health, Research

An international team of experts used 1000Minds to create disease classification criteria for systemic sclerosis, to identify homogenous groups of subjects for participation in research studies. Read more »


Developing countries in need: Which characteristics appeal most to people when donating money?

June 2014 Research

1000Minds was used to discover the relative importance of five characteristics of developing countries considered by people when choosing countries to donate money to. Read more »


Sustainability challenges of residential reinforced-concrete panel buildings

February 2014 Research, Government, Environment

1000Minds is used to discover the preferences of Eastern Europeans with respect to desirable characteristics of residential buildings made from large concrete panels. Read more »


Charitable giving: How recipient-country characteristics influence donors' behaviour

September 2013 Research

Which characteristics of countries receiving aid matter most to people when they give money to charities, and what is their relative importance? Read more »


Harvesting solar energy in sunny Dunedin

September 2013 Climate change, Research

What do Dunedin home owners value the most about rooftop photovoltaic systems when they think about using them to power their homes? Read more »


NZAEL releases revised economic values

February 2013 Agriculture, Research

Revised economic values from the National Breeding Objective review of dairy cattle were released by DairyNZ subsidiary NZ Animal Evaluation Ltd. Read more »


A new framework for prioritizing health technologies

January 2013 Research, Health, News releases

The Value for Money Chart is a framework for health technology prioritization to help policymakers consider benefits, costs, evidence and 'X-factors'. Read more »


Ewe efficiency aim of online project

November 2012 Agriculture, Research

As land use change forces sheep and lamb finishing on to hill country, the focus is firmly on how to lift ewe efficiency using 1000Minds. Read more »


Weaning way for merinos

August 2012 Agriculture, Research

Improved weaning percentages and weaning weights lead preferences for Merino breeders. That's the findings of a survey by Sheep Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia. Read more »


A process for prioritizing patients for health services

August 2012 Health, News releases, Research

A new process for creating points systems for prioritizing patients for access to elective health services is described, based on 1000Minds. Read more »


How do farmers decide when to renew their pasture?

June 2012 Agriculture, Research

Pasture renewal can be an expensive business but is essential for long-term farm profitability. Read more »


Make better decisions with electronic robot Ask George!

March 2012 Research

When you have to buy robots for millions of dollars it's important to make priorities clear, as supported by a new tool from Lars Dalgaard of the Danish Technological Institute. Read more »


Shaping the dairy cow of the future

October 2011 Agriculture, Research

Dairy farmers get a chance to shape the cow of the future at a national road show over the next month. Read more »


Implications of geo-engineering schemes for New Zealand

March 2011 Research, Climate change

A Royal Society of New Zealand workshop used 1000Minds to assess geo-engineering schemes to combat global warming. Read more »


The implications of geoengineering schemes for New Zealand

March 2011 Research, Climate change

Next week around 40 scientists and policymakers will meet in Wellington to familiarise themselves with the principles behind geoengineering. Read more »


1000Minds clarifies sheep and plant breeding objectives

December 2010 Agriculture, Research

The power of 1000Minds is that farmers can use it to reveal otherwise hidden factors that have a significant impact on profit and they can then focus selection more on these traits. Read more »


Geo-Engineering Implications: An Interactive Workshop

September 2010 Research, Climate change

The Royal Society of New Zealand is conducting an interactive workshop on Geo-Engineering with the assistance of Philip Boyd, University of Otago, and Franz Ombler, 1000Minds. Read more »


ACR & EULAR debut new RA classification criteria in August

August 2010 Health, Research

This month, the ACR and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) will release new rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria. Read more »


Monetary policy preferences

January 2009 Research, Government

1000Minds is used to reveal central bankers’ monetary-policy preferences with respect to tradeoffs between inflation and GDP volatility, interest rates and exchange rates. Read more »


New software could improve democratic input

July 2008 Environment, Government, Research

Air quality is one of the major concerns people have concerning a $300 million cement plant being built at Weston, near Oamaru, according to information being gathered by Ngaio Fletcher. Read more »


Student examining consents process

May 2008 Environment, Research

The resource consents process for a cement plant proposed by Holcim (New Zealand), near Weston, is being researched by University of Otago student Ngaio Fletcher. Read more »


Seeking Otago Minds for 1000Minds Project

May 2008 Environment, Research

University of Otago Master’s student Ngaio Fletcher is inviting residents of the Weston and Oamaru area to participate in new research being undertaken on the proposed Holcim cement plant. Read more »