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MRC creates clinical research board

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:426
  1. Vittal Katikireddi
  1. BMJ

    The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) has announced the creation of a new clinical research board as part of its major reorganisation changes.

    The new Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences Board is one of several indicators of the council's strengthened commitment to clinical research, the MRC claims.

    This announcement came two days after the UK higher education funding bodies stated they would be judging research by more demanding standards. Future research assessment exercises (RAEs) will give more information about the quality of research in each department through “starred profiles” to replace the current system of grading departments from one to five-star, and experts from business and industry will be brought into the panels judging …

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