I joined big names in science today to emphasise how important it is for the government to invest in science to maintain the UK’s vibrant ecosystem.
The government is planning to end VAT exemptions for some types of research. They are consulting on the impacts for research funders.
MRC are planning to model the impact of medical research on the economy and society.
It’s budget day today. A few interesting bits from a medical research perspective including £100 million available for co-investment with the private sector to support new university research facilities, some targeted support for the commercialisation of research and an update on progress with the plan for growth which was announced at the 2011 budget and included […]
The MRC has launched a new consultation asking us what questions we want answered about research and the impact it has on the health and wealth of people worldwide. They are planning to commission research to better understand the link between investing in research and getting economic and societal benefits – research that could ultimately […]
The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) have published a new analysis of UK science and engineering funding, finding that although the science budget was protected at £4.6 billion in last October’s spending review, by looking at departmental investment in research, the past year has seen an actual cut in the amount of funding going […]
Cancer Research UK has looked at what we need to support world-class health research in the UK and made recommendations to government on how to achieve this. This is good timing as the government is developing a research and innovation strategy and will be publishing a further instalment of the ‘Plan for Growth’ in the […]
The government has just allocated £800 million of grants over the next five years for translational research i.e. research focused on pulling new scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit patients. This work will be in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR – the research-focused part of the NHS) centres and units, collaborating with charities and […]