Select Committee on Health Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum by Research Councils UK (PI 22)

INTRODUCTION

  1.  Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership that champions the research, engineering and technology supported by the seven UK Research Councils. Through RCUK the Research Councils together with the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) are creating a common framework for research, training and knowledge transfer. Further details are available at www.rcuk.ac.uk

  2.  This memorandum is submitted by Research Councils UK on behalf of three of the Research Councils, and represents our independent views. It does not include or necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Science and Technology (OST). RCUK welcomes the opportunity to respond to this inquiry from the House of Commons Health Committee.

  3.  This memorandum provides evidence from the Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council. Each Research Council has presented information on different aspects of the inquiry and therefore submissions have not been cross-referenced.

    Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils (CCLRC)—Annex 1.

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)—Annex 2.

    Medical Research Council (MRC)—Annex 3.

    Summary of EPSRC Pharmaceutical Sector Brief—Annex 4.


 
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