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What can AMRC members do to ensure the EU Data Protection Regulation does not stop valuable health research?

MEPs have agreed changes to the EU Data Protection Regulation which could hinder health research across Europe. But this isn't the end of the process; the Regulation will now be discussed by MEPs, the Council and Commission offering further opportunities to make changes.

GDPR - Get Data Protection Ready!

You've probably heard it already but data protection law is changing - out with the old Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and in with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 2018, a mere 222 days away! (not that we’re counting)… There has, and continues to be a lot of attention paid to this – not a week goes by without hearing or reading something GDPR related and our sector is by no means immune. But beyond the doom and gloom that some are preaching, there are nuggets of comfort that mean we should tackle this head on.

The autism research network – “It means HOPE”

Autistica recently launched Discover, the UK’s national autism research network. What does all this mean to someone like me, an actually autistic person? It means HOPE.

My curiosity has always been a key part of my life. As a young child I wanted to know how things worked; what I was looking up at in the night sky; what the fossils I was finding on the local beach were, as I held them in my hand.

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The Medicines Discovery Catapult is the centre of national expertise for the discovery of medicines. The Medicines Discovery Catapult has been established as a private sector, industry focused, independent organisation to develop new approaches for the discovery and early development of new medicines helping to transform ideas into commercial products and services. The Catapult will develop and validate new ways of discovering new medicines and supporting the key UK strength in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research organisations.

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LifeArc is a technology transfer organisation that helps bridge the gap between basic medical research and commercial application.

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