Published: June 2024

This infographic outlines key facts and figures about our members and the research they fund. To facilitate the sharing of these stats, you can view and download the individual graphics. Download a PDF version or view the infographic below (please make sure you've accepted cookies).

For further information on AMRC charities' research expenditure in 2023 take a look at our report.

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Data notes

AMRC charities are a major contributor to UK medical research 

They invest in research in universities and the NHS 

  • 87%:The percentage of AMRC member grants active in 2023 in the UK, where the host institution was a university. 

  • 27%: Percentage of non-commercial research studies supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network that were funded by AMRC member charities between April 2023 and March 2024. Data provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Open Data Platform. Annual data cut 27th April 2024. 

  • 1,318: Number of clinical research studies or trials funded by AMRC member charities between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. Data provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Open Data Platform. Annual data cut 27th April 2024.

AMRC charities support the research workforce 

  • Over 25,000: Total number of researchers whose salaries and/or studentships were paid for by AMRC charities in 2023. Number of early career researchers 2,076. Number of PhD Students is 2,629. 

  • 1,146: Total number of research posts in the NHS, including, but not limited to, clinicians, nurses and clinical trials support staff. 

They partner to accelerate health impact 

  • 64%:Percentage of AMRC members who co-funded at least 1 grant active in 2023. 

AMRC charities fund at every research stage 

  • 89: AMRC members fund Basic research. This is defined as research that leads to new knowledge and insights about the body, health and disease. 

  • 85: AMRC members fund Translational research. This is defined as research focused on turning discoveries into practical applications. 
  • 97: AMRC members fund Clinical research. This is defined as research that is focused on improving health and care, often happens within the NHS, and may be a clinical trial. 

  • 38: AMRC members fund Accelerating access. This is defined as streamlining the adoption of new innovations. 

AMRC charities fund research into every health area 

  • 198,920: Number of patients recruited in the UK to take part in clinical research studies or trials funded by AMRC member charities between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. Data provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Open Data Platform. Annual data cut 27th April 2024. Breakdown of total number of participants in UK recruited into AMRC member funded studies by specialty. Data provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Open Data Platform. Annual data cut 27th April 2024. 

Further Notes

All figures from AMRC annual data collection 2024, unless stated otherwise. 

*124 AMRC members contributed data towards the Health Research Analysis 2022 report. In short, grants active in 2022 were coded for HRCS Health Categories. Each grant was then given an annualised value corresponding to its duration in 2022. These values were then used to calculate the total AMRC member expenditure to research, into each health category.