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Charity funded research is influential and often attracts follow-on funding!

  Created on Monday, 28 Sep 2015. Posted in Funding | Impact

New report published today highlights the UK's uniquely vibrant medical research charity sector. Charities are committed to saving and improving lives through research, and over the last seven years have invested more than £8bn.

Data shows that charities are derisking research: charity-funded projects attract follow-on funding from other charities, government, private and academic funding sources, and attract inward investment from outside the UK.

Charity-funded research also has impact, with over 300 influences on policy and practice reported in the period 2012-14; charity funded research is cited in guidance; people funded by charities provide expert advice to government; and research findings are used to develop new practices.