Encourage and support high-quality research with the aim of improving human health.
Produce skilled researchers.
Advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness in the UK and worldwide.
Promote dialogue with the public about medical research.
Work with industry to drive economic development
MRC regional spend 2009/10 Wales Grants £7.1m Studentships £1.7m South West England Grants £12.3m Studentships £2.3m <1 1.5 N Ireland 1 9 Wales 9 66 Scotland 76 531 England % of total spend 2009/10 £m
Current major MRC investments in Wales and South West England
1 MRC Centre
Programme grants in immunology and infections, neurosciences, vision and public health
University of Bristol
2 MRC Centres
Programme grants in neurosciences, public health and ageing
Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
trial grants in mental health and neurosciences
Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board MRC strategy and delivery Strategy Board Population and Systems Medicine Board Infections and Immunity Board Neurosciences and Mental Health Board Population Health Sciences Group Translational Research Group Global Health Group Training and Careers Group Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme Methodology Panel
Partnership working MRC MRCT NIHR Patients and carers UK Government Departments OSCHR Medical charities Parliamentarians Policy-makers Industry International Public Research Councils Research community Universities NHS Learned societies UK Clinical Research Collaboration Technology Strategy Board
Coordinated public sector health research strategy NIHR MRC HM Treasury DH Devolved Administrations Funding flow Policy input BIS OSCHR Research
Current focuses of MRC activity Discovery and exploratory research Application and delivery research MRC lead NIHR lead Pharmacogenomics Animal/human models Regenerative medicine Genetics/genomics Structural biology Imaging Systems medicine Global health Ageing: life course Stem cells Infections Population science Experimental medicine Methodology Global health Stratified medicine Public health E-health HTA Trials EME Trials (Late stage III) Programmes in Applied research Research for Patient Benefit Invention for Innovation Service Delivery and Organisation CSO (Scotland) NISCHR (Wales) HSCNI (Northern Ireland)