30 March 2017
Last month children’s medical research charity Sparks announced that it will be joining Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in a partnership. Elvira Morrison, Head of Sparks spoke to AMRC about the partnership and their first milestone - launching a joint National Call.
29 March 2017
This is the first instalment in a series of posts highlighting key issues facing medical research charities as the UK prepares to leave the EU. Now that Article 50 has been triggered and negotiations are set to commence, this blog looks at the potential impact of changes to EU funding.
29 March 2017
The Medicines Discovery Catapult was set up by Innovate UK as part of the UK's industrial strategy to support and enable commercial drug discovery in the UK. Today, Wednesday 29 March, it was announced that the Catapult has invested £1m into cutting-edge lab capacity. Chris Molloy, Chief Executive at the Catapult tells us how this investment will benefit the drug discovery community.
23 March 2017
Adam Kamenetzky, Research Fellow, Policy Institute at King’s and Researcher-in-residence, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility tells us about the key takeaways from AMRC's Evaluation and Impact masterclass and explains how you can 'tame' the 'gorilla' of research impact.
22 February 2017
Steven Williams, Communications Manager of the NIHR Dissemination Centre provides us with tips on how to disseminate research evidence.
20 February 2017
Dr David Crosby tells Katherine Nightingale 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.