MRC is failing to turn basic research into commercial success, report saysBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7555.1412-c (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1412
- Michael Day
The performance of the Medical Research Council (MRC) has been transformed in the past few years, but serious failings remain, a parliamentary investigation into the United Kingdom's research councils has found.
Mounting concern over the management of the council culminated in a scathing attack on its finances and strategic planning by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in March 2003 (BMJ 2003;326:732).
Phil Willis, the committee's current chairman, said much progress had since been made. “It now has a clarity of vision and focus. That wasn't the case three or …