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UK group puts £74m into research infrastructure

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 19 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1168
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    The UK Clinical Research Collaboration announced the launch of a £74m ($138m; €108m) package to boost experimental research in the United Kingdom last week. It announced that the money would go towards building a nationwide infrastructure dedicated exclusively to patient based medical research. The partnership comprises the Department of Health and the Scottish Health Executive as well as the Wellcome Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, and the Medical Research Council.

    Mark Walport, director of the Wellcome Trust, said that whereas in the past research staff had been expected to share equipment and premises primarily used for treatment, £30m will be spent …

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