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Join AMRC and be part of a network of over 140 medical and health research charities, supporting medical research in the UK.

Membership types

We have two kinds of membership: full and supporter.

Full members are registered charities that fund health and medical research in the UK as one of their principal activities, meet our membership criteria in publishing a research strategy and using peer review in awarding research funding, and support our policy and position statements on the use of animals in medical research and supporting research in universities.

Supporter members are organisations operating in the medical research sector with an interest in the activities of AMRC and our members.

Who can join?

You can apply for AMRC membership if your organisation is a registered charity and one of your principal activities is funding health or medical research in the UK.

Your charity must also meet our membership requirements, including:

  • Use peer review in deciding what research to fund
  • Publish a research strategy
  • Have a policy on managing conflicts of interest
  • Endorse AMRC's position statements on supporting research in universities and the use of animals in medical research.

How do we join?

Download the application form and supporting documents below.

Before you apply we recommend you read the supporting documents and get in touch with a member of the AMRC team. We can offer advice on peer review and other aspects of good research practice for funders, and we are happy to work with you on developing your systems to meet AMRC quality standards.

How much does membership cost?

Subscriptions are based on your organisation's spending on medical research in the UK.

What are the benefits of membership?

AMRC membership is a hallmark of quality and offers real financial benefits to members: CRSF, AcORD, Researchfish.

AMRC is the strong collective voice for medical research charities in the UK. We:

  • Support members to meet their charitable objectives
  • Influence the regulatory, policy and research environments
  • Connect members to encourage collaboration and to share learning.

Read more about member benefits and supporter benefits.

Questions about membership?

Please contact Andy Clempson, Senior research policy manager or a member of the AMRC team.