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17 April 2014
Janet Wisely, chief executive of the Health Research Authority, tells us what their single approval for NHS R&D means for charities, patients and researchers.
17 April 2014
Alice from Genetic Alliance UK, tells us how our charities can get involved in their latest project 'The use of animals in medical research: breaking the silence with patients'.
11 April 2014
This week AMRC has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research on behalf of our sector. It outlines the commitment members make to continue to talk openly with the public about when they fund animal research and why. You will also recall that we discussed changes to our policies on animal research at our AGM last year. Our Animal Research Working Group, with representatives from across our membership has helped to develop changes and this blog post also reminds members what these are and the things you need to do to comply with them.
7 April 2014
AMRC has signed up to the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research to signal our sector's commitment to support an open and honest public conversation about animal research.
4 April 2014
Regulators are looking at ways to allow patients to benefit from new drugs -and March saw the announcement of 2 complimentary schemes. This blog focuses on the EMA's Adaptive licensing project.
3 April 2014
If you were taking part in a research project that also happened to identify other possible health or reproductive problems, would you want to know? This is a tricky question and to some extent is dependent on the type of study, how likely it is that other problems (or ‘health related findings’) might occur, their severity as well as personal preference. Here, we take a closer look at the issues.
1 April 2014
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has published its latest UK Giving Report about the levels of charitable donations across the UK in 2012/13.
27 March 2014
Research will be included in 2014/15 NHS Standard Contracts and planning guidance for Commissioners and Providers
21 March 2014
The winners of the 2014 Science Communication Awards have now been announced, congratulations to Alzheimer's Research UK who were the overall winners! In this blog we explain what the judges were looking for and what made the winners stand out.
21 March 2014
Medical research charities are increasingly becoming involved in the later stages of the R&D pathway. And they can act as crystallising agent for partnerships incorporating industry, academia, contract research organisations and regulators to focus on the common goal of transforming research findings into widely-available treatments. This was the strong message coming from OBN BioTuesday on 18 March 2014 - a joint meeting of OBN (a membership organisation for emerging life science companies) and AMRC. Delegates from 27 charities and 45 life science companies joined together to hear about the role charities play in drug development and discuss future plans.

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