About us Who we are Established in 1987, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the UK’s national membership organisation for health and medical research charities. Our vision The AMRC will be the leading voice of the health and medical research charity sector, supporting charities to deliver high-quality research and champion impact for patient and public benefit. Our mission The AMRC brings together and supports health and medical charities to produce high-quality research. We do this by influencing policy and research, and highlighting the sector’s contribution to patient and public health. Our strategy As part of our 2016-19 strategic plan, we consulted with members and developed five strategic objectives. These are to: Provide leadership and future focusWe’re at the forefront of healthcare policy and research field. We share information and guidance on future trends and developments. Emphasise the benefits of patient-centric researchWe work with our members and the life sciences ecosystem to ensure that patients’ views are at the heart of research. Demonstrate impactWe encourage and support best practice by providing independent data that allows members to benchmark their results and measure their impact. Encourage innovative partnerships We facilitate new collaborations and partnerships between our members and other funders, including industry, to maximise resources and results. Campaign for a supportive funding environment We’re working to ensure the best possible environment for health and medical research charities in the UK. You can find out more about how we're progressing with our strategic objectives in our Annual Report. You can also sign up to our fortnightly Member Briefing e-newletter to stay up to date. AMRC members support over one third of all publicly-funded medical research in the UK. Our members invested £1.6 billion in health research in the UK in 2017.