The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with our member charities and partners, we aim to support the sector’s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.
Formally established in 1987, AMRC now has 124 member charities that contributed over £1 billion in 2011-12 to medical research aimed at tackling diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as rarer conditions like cystic fibrosis and motor neurone disease.*
Medical research charities contribute approximately one third of all public expenditure on medical and health research in the UK.
*Data from AMRC research expenditure database, collected 2011-12
Updated June 2012