Overview guidance

We have developed a document that brings together the all the key points of current AMRC guidance on research management. This is an excellent place to start when thinking about best practice in research management. More specific guidance on each of the mandatory requirements for AMRC members can then be found below.

Download the overview guidance here.

Guidance on the mandatory AMRC research management requirements:

  • Publishing a research strategy

    All AMRC member charities are required to publish a research strategy, setting out their priorities in the research they wish to fund and why. A good research strategy is clear, comprehensive and kept under regular review. This guidance outlines the key areas to cover when developing a research strategy.

    Download guidance on developing a research strategy here.
  • Working to a conflicts of interest policy

    AMRC members are required to have a written policy on how to deal with conflicts of interest in scientific advisory panels. A good policy identifies potential conflicts of interest, and sets out how to record and manage them. AMRC members can have a specific policy for managing conflicts of interest in the scientific advisory panel, or incorporate it into one that covers the codes of practice of their trustees, staff and volunteers. This guidance contains a model policy that members can adapt to their own organisation’s needs.

    Download guidance on developing a conflicts of interest policy here.

  • Following AMRC’s 5 principles of peer review

Peer review is a way of assessing the quality of scientific ideas. Regardless of their size, all AMRC members must use a rigorous peer review process to select which research to fund. Funders must abide by our five key principles of peer review when awarding research funding. More information on the AMRC principles of peer review can be found on the following pages.

Principles of peer review

Peer review audit