'Medical research charities: our impact at a glance' is an infographic sheet with key facts and figures about AMRC members to highlight the innovative work of medical research charities.

Published 12 June 2017


Research Investment, L-R

  1. AMRC research expenditure database2016, excluding capital expenditure; MRC and NIHR annual reports 2016.
  2. AMRC research portfolio database, active UK grants 2016
  3. AMRC research portfolio database, active grants 2016; estimations of the number of researchers, postgraduate students and fellows whose salaries/studentships are paid for by the charity - via personal communication from Cancer Research UK and Wellcome Trust, Arthritis Research UK and 18 other charities
  4. AMRC research expenditure database2016, capital expenditure.
  5. Data from 40 AMRC members using the Researchfish system to capture research outputs and outcomes to demonstrate the impact of charity funded research. Based on further funding which started in 2015. Other funders include universities, industry and other international funders. Please note: a previous version of the infographic contained an error due to one incorrect further funding amount within the Researchfish dataset that AMRC received from participating charities (a £2m award was accidentally entered by a researcher as £200m). This error caused the percentage of further funding from EU funding programmes to be 46% when it should have been 13%.

Making a difference for patients, L-R

  1. Data for 52 AMRC members was included in the UK Health Research Analysis 2014 for UK grants active during 2014. Breakdown of health categories included in 'Other*'
  • Metabolic & endocrine: 3%
  • Musculoskeletal: 2.2%
  • Reproductive health and childbirth: 1.3%
  • Eye: 1.0%
  • Oral and gastrointestinal: 0.8%
  • Stroke: 0.8%
  • Respiratory: 0.7%
  • Renal and urogenital: 0.7%
  • Congenital disorders: 0.7%
  • Blood: 0.5%
  • Skin: 0.4%
  • Other: 0.4%
  • Ear: 0.3%
  • Injuries and accidents: 0.3%
  1. Patients recruited April 2015-March 2016. Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP Weekly data cut 17 May 2017: NIHR CRN: Open Data Platform (ODP).
  2. Research open and in follow-up April 2015-March 2016. Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP Weekly data cut 17 May 2017: NIHR CRN: Open Data Platform (ODP)

At all stages of disease

  1. AMRC research portfolio database, grants awarded 2013