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Science committee start taking evidence on the valley of death

April 12, 2012 by


Just spotted the Commons Science & Technology committee start questioning experts next Wednesday to explore the barriers to the development and commercialisation of research into new drugs and treatments.

Committee exploring the valley of death

January 15, 2012 by


The commons science and technology committee are looking at the commercialisation of research. If life sciences is going to be a growth area for the UK economy, we have to be good not just at doing the research but translating what we’ve found out into commercial applications, i.e. things we can make and sell and […]

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation gets a new name…

May 30, 2011 by


We found out last week that the new medical research institute being built near Kings Cross in London – currently known as the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation or UKCMRI – will be called the Francis Crick Institute. On the same day the Commons Science & Technology Committee published their latest report on […]

Commons committee looking at peer review

January 28, 2011 by


The Commons Science & Technology Committee have just announced a new inquiry looking at peer review, exploring how it is working, how it could work better and whether there are alternatives. Medical research charities use peer review to decide what science to fund (using this process to allocate research grants is a required part of […]

What does the spending review mean for medical research?

October 20, 2010 by


George Osborne announced the spending review in the Commons today. What is happening to science? Science and research are singled out as an area with potential for growth and the need for public investment into the research base is recognised The science budget is frozen at £4.6 billion annually and ringfenced. This budget includes the […]

Commons Science & Technology Committee makes case for science investment to George Osborne

July 30, 2010 by


The Committee has made an open submission to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. It makes the case for sustained investment into UK science and research, outlining the UK’s strong science base and competitive international position, the economic benefits this can bring us, and the irreversible damage a lack of investment could cause. Key documents Submission […]

Government response to the former Science & Technology Committee’s legacy report

July 27, 2010 by


In the last parliament, the Commons Science & Technology Committee published a legacy report which included recommendations on the future of a science select committee in the new parliament and enshrining the principles of independent scientific advice to government in policy-making. The government has responded to these recommendations including confirming again that the principles are […]