Co-Chair and initial Panel Members for Quality Evaluation 2026

Co-Chair and initial Panel Members for Quality Evaluation 2026

Last updated 5 December 2022
Last updated 5 December 2022

This page provides information on the Panel Co-Chair and initial Panel Member nominations for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation 2026. 

In preparation for the PBRF Quality Evaluation 2026, the TEC is seeking nominations for Panel Co-Chairs and 5-6 initial Panel Members for each of the 14 peer review panels.

Panel Co-Chairs

The Panel Co-Chairs will initially work closely with the TEC and the Moderation Team to appoint 5-6 initial Panel Members to each panel. They will then draft the Panel-Specific Guidelines with support and input from initial Panel Members. They will also work with the Moderators and the TEC to help finalise the Quality Evaluation Guidelines.

In 2026, the Panel Co-Chairs will convene the final peer review panels and oversee the assessment process.

The Panel Co-Chairs for Quality Evaluation 2026 will include a Co-Chair and a Co-Chair – Māori. These roles will run from early 2023 to early 2027, when the TEC will publish the results of the Quality Evaluation.

Initial Panel Members

Initial Panel Member roles will also run from early 2023 to early 2027. They will contribute to developing the Panel-Specific Guidelines, conduct individual assessments of Evidence Portfolios, and participate in the peer review panel meetings.  

For Quality Evaluation 2026, a Medicine panel and a Public Health panel will replace the previous Medicine and Public Health panel. You can find out more about the subject areas that these new panels will cover in the information on panel structure, linked to below.

Appointment process

The TEC will carefully consider all the nominations we receive. As part of this process, we may contact nominees.

To ensure Panel Co-Chair and initial Panel Member appointees with the right capability, skills and experience, we may directly approach appropriate individuals as required.

Further information

The Peer Review Panel nomination and selection process for Quality Evaluation 2026 (PDF, 607 KB) provides further information on:

  • panel structure, Panel Co-Chair and initial Panel Member roles and person specifications
  • the PBRF Quality Evaluation 2026 Panel Co-Chair and initial Panel Member appointment process

Nomination form

Nomination forms must be submitted by 5pm on 13 December 2022, by following this link.

Any person seeking to be appointed to a panel either as a Panel Co-Chair or Panel Member must be nominated by another person who must submit the online nomination form.