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Tough climate for charities as we approach the spending round conclusion

June 20, 2013

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Our latest research expenditure data show that our members spend c £1.2 billion on UK research in 2012 and demonstrates the importance of continued government partnership.

It’s all about the ecosystem

June 5, 2013

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I joined big names in science today to emphasise how important it is for the government to invest in science to maintain the UK’s vibrant ecosystem.

Clinical Trials – proportionate regulation is necessary but not sufficient

May 2, 2013

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Last week we gave evidence to the Science and Technology Committee on barriers facing clinical trials and possible solutions to increase their effectiveness.

Meaningful open access – it’s the way you tell it

March 13, 2013

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Curiosity, clarity and conviction - top tips for accessible, engaging science writing

Research, Anyone?

January 11, 2013

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Patients who want to be involved in clinical research aren't given enough opportunities, according to a mystery shopper exercise from NIHR. So how can we make the NHS commitment to improving access work in practice?

The death of IPR?

October 12, 2012

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GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will open up anonymised data from clinical trials for further research. Shar Nebhrajani argues that openness can lead to more innovation, and asks: is it time for new models of intellectual property rights?

Early access to drugs – it’s welcome but we need more

October 9, 2012

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We have responded to the MHRA's proposals to introduce an Early Access to Medicines Scheme