Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director of F1000, said: “In coming together to launch AMRC Open Research, these 23 medical research charities are working to ensure that the money raised from marathons run, channels swam, and cakes sold, makes a real difference by providing a means for all results of research funded from these activities to be published for all to see. Only by having a fuller picture of research findings can we hope to make inroads against the diseases and medical conditions these charities are dedicated to.”
*The 23 participating charities are: Alzheimer's Research UK, Ataxia UK, Autistica, BRACE, Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, Epilepsy Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Meningitis Research Foundation, MQ: Transforming Mental Health, Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Eye Research Centre, National Osteoporosis Society, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Parkinson's UK, Pharmacy Research UK, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Spinal Research, Stroke Association, Target Ovarian Cancer, The Brain Tumour Charity, The Cure Parkinson's Trust, The Lullaby Trust, and The Scar Free Foundation
Further commentary is available from Aisling Burnand in a blog post here:
Further commentary is available from Rebecca Lawrence in a blog post here:
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- F1000 provides a suite of services to support researchers in discovering literature, and then writing and communicating their own work. F1000Prime helps with literature discovery; F1000Workspace makes it easier to write and share articles; F1000Research provides an author-driven approach to the publication of research results in an immediate and transparent way. F1000 also works with funders and research institutions to ensure their grantees can publish the outputs of their funding in more rapid and open ways. https://f1000.com
- The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) has been the national membership organisation for the health and medical research charity world for the last 30 years: https://www.amrc.org.uk/
- AMRC has over 140 members who all work to the same high standards ensuring that every pound they spend on research is invested in research of the very highest quality.
- In 2016, health and medical research charities: Invested £1.6bn in research here in the UK, financed capital projects worth £89m, and funded the salaries of at least 17,000 researchers.