Times Letter on Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF)

A brief but important mention of the letter in today's Times signed by over 100 cancer scientists and doctors.  The letter cites Breast Cancer Campaign (an AMRC member) and highlights the importance of the Government-backed Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) to the funding of research in universities by medical research charities.  If you want a succinct but well-articulated case for... Continue Reading →

Science Minister Speaks

The new Science Minister, David Willetts MP, gave his first press briefing at the Science Media Centre yesterday.  His comments have been reported in a number of places including the BBC.    But Mark Henderson's blog at The Times is the most detailed.  The Minister seems to have handled the funding question in the only... Continue Reading →

The science base in parliament

Last night saw the annual dinner of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research. The guest speaker was Dr Venki Ramakrishnan. Venki was awarded the the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and gave an incisive and refreshingly down-to-earth summary of the challenges and opportunities faced by UK science. The ensuing discussion was chaired expertly by... Continue Reading →

Clinical Trials

A Happy New Year to you all. Given that we are all likely to have to suffer several months of phoney elections wars not to mention the odd leadership coup that isn't I thought it would be refreshing to start the year off with a hard, solid fact. In 2008-2009, AMRC's member charities funded 166... Continue Reading →

Filling the void

It's not like me to blog twice in as many days.  However, this is just a short piece you will no doubt be pleased to know.  All I wanted to do was alert you to the launch of the 'Research Mental Health' Declaration and campaign yesterday.  The initiative is aimed at pushing the need for... Continue Reading →

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