Infographic 2018

'Medical research charities: our sector’s footprint’ is an infographic sheet with key facts and figures about AMRC members to highlight the innovative work of medical research charities.

Published 14 June 2018

To find out more about how this data was collected and analysed, read this blog written by Dr Jocelyn LeBlanc, impact officer at AMRC.

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2018 Infographic sources:

Research Investment in 2017

  1. £1.6bn: Collective research spend in the UK for 2016/17 financial year by 142 AMRC members; £1.0bn: £1,031.7m, page 21 of NIHR annual report 2016/17; £0.8bn: £755.5m, page 22 of MRC annual report 2016/17
    An accompanying briefing on charity investment can be found here.
  2. Every £1: Total estimated return from public and charitable investment in medical research, every year, forever. See Medical Research: What it's worth? report for full explanation of calculation and all assumptions and caveats.
  3. #1: CAF UK Giving report 2018
  4. £13bn: Total research spend in the UK from 2008 to 2018 by AMRC members
  5. 17,000: Total number of researchers whose salaries/studentships were paid for by AMRC charities in 2017. Number is an estimate based on grants data returned by AMRC members and personal communication with 36 members. Number of PhD students was calculated as the number of Postgraduate Studentship grants active in 2017.
  6. 92%: The percent of AMRC member grants active in 2017 in the UK that took place in universities or hospitals.
  7. 1 in 8: Frequency of co-funding with other organisations in AMRC member grants active in 2017.
  8. Map: apportioned value of awards active in 2017. 3% were unknown.

Making a difference for patients, L-R

  1. Data from 52 AMRC members was coded with HRCS categories and included in the UK Health Research Analysis 2014 for UK grants active in 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%).
  2. 200,000: Number of patients consented in the UK to take part in clinical research studies or trials between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. Data extracted from NIHR Clinical Research Network Open Data Platform (CRN ODP), Annual data cut 21 April 2018.
  3. 31%: Percentage of non-commercial research studies supported by the NIHR CRN between April 2017 and March 2018 that were funded by AMRC member charities. Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP, Annual data cut 21 April 2018.
  4. Top specialties: Breakdown of total number of participants in UK recruited into AMRC member funded studies by specialty (figures rounded down to nearest 500). Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP, Annual data cut 21 April 2018.

At all stages of disease

  1. Data from 52 AMRC members was coded with HRCS categories and included in the UK Health Research Analysis 2014 for UK grants active in 2014.