The government is planning to end VAT exemptions for some types of research. They are consulting on the impacts for research funders.
Sense About Science have launched a new campaign today All Trials Registered, All Results Reported which calls for action to ensure all trials past and present, for all drugs in current use, are registered; and that the full methods and the results a reported. They have launched a public petition.
The Stroke Association has gone back through 20 years of research funding to look at the impacts of its research. Here Clare Walton, research communications project officer, shares her tips on evaluating and reporting on impacts.
A UKCRC report on health research funding trends presents an in-depth analysis of spending by the top 12 public/not for profit funders of medical research and shows a shift towards translational and clinical research.
David Fox, Science Associate at the Royal Society of Chemistry, outlines the Society's plans to boost drug discovery in the UK, and how they would like to work with charities
What do the new AcoRD guidelines on costing research in the NHS mean for researchers and funders? Training is available from NIHR regional Research Design Services.
Research funders from across Europe have written to the EU urging all members to support stem cell research.
The Minister for Universities and Science has guest posted on Cancer Research UK's blog.