We are the only UK charity solely dedicated to funding SMA research; furthering the understanding of the disease, finding potential therapies and developing centres of excellence that attract world-class scientists to SMA research. We also concentrate on translational research, by funding projects which speed progress towards clinical trials. This includes better collection and analysis of SMA patient data and the development of reliable measurements that can be used to assess how patients respond to potential new treatments in clinical trials.
Charity Commission profile
Registered charity numberA registered charity in England and Wales (1097765)
AMRC member since2014-15
Spending on charitable activities in 2015
SMA Trust's research strategy
Spending on health research in the UK in 2015
Eligible for AcoRD
'AcoRD is the Department of Health mechanism for costing clinical research in the NHS. Where indicated, awards from this charity are exempt from certain research costs specified in AcoRD.
Eligible for CRSF
'Funding to universities from AMRC members is eligible for the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF), where the award is in open competition and peer reviewed.
'Researchfish is an online research outcomes system.
The Health Research Classification System (HRCS) is a framework for classifying medical research grants by health category and type of research
- Congenital disorders
Types of funding
- Clinical trial
- Postgraduate studentship