Browsing All posts tagged under »Medical Research Council«

How does medical research benefit the UK economy and society?

May 1, 2012 by


MRC are planning to model the impact of medical research on the economy and society.

What are our big questions about health research?

September 20, 2011 by


The MRC has launched a new consultation asking us what questions we want answered about research and the impact it has on the health and wealth of people worldwide. They are planning to commission research to better understand the link between investing in research and getting economic and societal benefits – research that could ultimately […]

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 […]

What would happen if the government cut their investment in medical research?

April 26, 2011 by


Cancer Research UK commissioned a really interesting report from the Office of Health Economics exploring the rather topical question of, if the government cut public spending on medical research, what impact would this have on charity funding? They looked at how public funding (through the Department of Health and research councils) interacts with charity and private funding […]

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 […]