On the train home tonight when an email came through announcing a second call for evidence by the Academy of Medical Sciences as part of its independent review of medical research regulation. This call for evidence focuses on the Department of Health review of arms-length bodies and particularly the pros and cons of a new research regulator. Looks as though evidence needs to be submitted by 31st August although arrangements seem to be in place to enable evidence to be submitted by a final date of 14th September in view of the holiday period.
We will certainly be submitting evidence and will post it here in due course. But if you have thoughts or comments in the meantime, we are always glad to receive and publish them.