- ESR, the Crown’s research institute, provides research and consultation in forensic science (eg crime-scene investigation), water quality issues, biosecurity and public-health surveillance, food safety investigation, pharmaceuticals, workplace drug testing, radiation safety and emergency response, and social systems.
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