20 February 2017
MRC Programme Manager, Dr David Crosby, tells Katherine Nightingale, MRC Digital Content Editor, about the role of charities in tissue banking and what MRC is looking for from charity partners.
15 February 2017
Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director and Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000 tell us about the Wellcome Open Research platform that launched in November. The platform is for publishing all findings and scholarly output that researchers wish to share.
14 February 2017
Tuesday 7 February saw the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research host its first event of 2017, 'How to secure the best for life sciences after Brexit: Meet the patients, researchers and other experts'. It also marked the APPG's largest collaborative event yet, held in partnership with the APPG on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions and the APPG for Muscular Dystrophy, as well as 12 life science industry partners.
10 February 2017
Last week we welcomed research managers at our bi-annual Essential Research Management workshop. In this blog we summarise the discussions and explain how it links to our wider work on supporting the sector around this potentially tricky problem.
31 December 2016
As we wrap up 2016 Dr Cat Ball, Policy Manager at AMRC, recalls the highlights of the inaugural Patients First conference and addresses the need to bring forward the words and sentiment of the day into the New Year.
20 December 2016
The current state of health data is like that of a teenager: growing like a weed, revealing both brilliant insights and unintelligible rubbish and in need of careful parenting to guide it through new territory.
19 December 2016
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now, speaker at the Patients First conference in 2016, tells us why patient centricity is so crucial in delivering progress in medical research.
12 December 2016
Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public in Research Chair, INVOLVE, highlights the importance of cross-sector collaboration for patient-centric research.
24 November 2016
Chis Molloy, Chief Executive at Medicines Discovery Catapult, explains why putting the voice and insight of patients centre-stage is essential if we are to find new ways to accelerate discovery and development.
21 November 2016
Mike Johnson, Director of Business Development at MRC Technology, highlights the importance of a collaborative approach to medical research across a range of diseases.