Research is for LIFE not just for….

What a shame that the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has pulled the plug on the LIFE study. See: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/01/life-study-esrc-cancelled-mothers-ethnic-recruitment Also: http://www.nature.com/news/massive-uk-baby-study-cancelled-1.18650 Launched only last year, the aim of this research was to recruit thousands of mothers and collect data about their babies as they grew up. Such work is really important in helping … Continue reading Research is for LIFE not just for….

Patients hack medical research in planned attack

Hacking in this context is what we call 'bringing people with different views and skills together to work on problems.' [Sorry to disappoint the headline chasers but I hope you'll stay with me] And 'hackathons' - events where such hacking activity can take place - are increasingly common across the health arena as a means of solving problems. In … Continue reading Patients hack medical research in planned attack

Making the EU work better for research charities

On the face of it you might think this a very Friday afternoon sort of article.  But, as a discussion of how European foundations operate in a research funding context, it is is extremely interesting.  The news peg for it is that plans are afoot by the European Commission to present a regulation for a European Foundation … Continue reading Making the EU work better for research charities

The NHS as a global winner….and more on research collaborations

A quiet moment in the wake of the Bank Holiday allows me to do a quick post to draw you attention to two pieces of work - one completed, the other ongoing - here at AMRC. The first is a report of a seminar we held with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  in … Continue reading The NHS as a global winner….and more on research collaborations