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What can AMRC members do to ensure the EU Data Protection Regulation does not stop valuable health research?

MEPs have agreed changes to the EU Data Protection Regulation which could hinder health research across Europe. But this isn't the end of the process; the Regulation will now be discussed by MEPs, the Council and Commission offering further opportunities to make changes.

We're at a tipping point with mental health, now is the time for research

At the recent APPG on Medical Research breakfast roundtable, titled “How can the UK become a world leader in research into mental health and multi-morbidities to improve outcomes for those affected?”, Cynthia Joyce, Chief Executive of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, spoke about the challenges facing research in this area.

APPG on Medical Research breakfast roundtable on mental health and multi-morbidities

On Wednesday 1 November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research held a breakfast roundtable in Parliament. The event, titled ‘How can the UK become a world leader in research into mental health and multi-morbidities to improve outcomes for those affected?’, brought together a range of stakeholders, spanning patients, carers, researchers, funders, charities and officials from the Department of Health.

Prostate Cancer UK’s approach to funding translational research – and thinking about background IP

Prostate Cancer UK is a relatively young charity in terms of research funding. Up until around 2012, we were spending a maximum of £2-3m per year and, like most small research-funding charities, we were spending that budget on early stage discovery research. In 2012 the charity committed to becoming more focussed on funding research that could make a difference to men with prostate cancer. That renewed focus, and a larger budget for research, have enabled us to think and do things a bit differently.

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