Not what the researcher ordered: medical charities reduce the dose

25/06/2012 – 12:16 pm
Tony McCall

Research spending in the UK by medical charities fell in 2011-12 after several years of growth – a sign that the UK’s economic crisis could be having an effect on the area.

The amount that members of the Association of Medical Research Charities allocated to UK research grants and fellowships fell by £14 million last year, the body’s latest results show. Estimates suggest that more than 80 per cent of the £1.1 billion it spent went to universities.

The drop follows five years of rapid growth from 2005-06, which began to slow in 2010-11.

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http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=420330&c=1

author: Elizabeth Gibney
source: Times Higher Education (21/06/12)

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