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UK research gets £84m boost

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:64
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    Twelve medical institutions in the UK and Ireland are to share an £84m (€121m; $155m) award to boost clinical research facilities over the next five years.

    The award, the largest of its type, comes from a consortium of research funders led by the Wellcome Trust, and will help make the United Kingdom a world leader in clinical research, says the trust's director Mark Walport.

    The money will go to developing existing clinical research facilities and setting up new ones. The facilities would give the UK a greatly enhanced capacity to do first class research in key areas including …

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