Published: 6 April 2023

In response to the Government's announcement of 'Pioneer', a prospectus programme to support research and innovation in the UK should association to the Horizon Europe scheme not prove possible, Dr Catriona Manville, AMRC's Director of Research Policy, said:

“Collaboration is at the heart of international science and is essential for charities to deliver maximum patient benefit. Full UK association to EU programmes remains the best way to provide confidence and stability in the UK research system, and we’re pleased that the government has confirmed this as the preferred option.

“However, we understand the need to plan for an alternative outcome and welcome the Government’s commitment to engage with the research community in developing this. Following recent discussions between leaders in the UK and Europe, we remain hopeful that an agreement on full association can be reached.”