Medical Research Council
The resources in this collection from the Medical Research Council (MRC) help to advance understanding of the latest advances in biomedical research.
The Medical Research Council funds cutting edge research in the UK. It also supports research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. It works closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments and gives a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.
The MRC’s mission is to:
•Encourage and support research to improve human health.
•Produce skilled researchers.
•Advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK.
•Promote dialogue with the public about medical research.
Since it was established in 1913, the MRC has been responsible for many of the most significant discoveries and achievements in medicine in the UK and indeed the world. The MRC continues to build on its past achievements, engaging in new research initiatives to address the major health challenges of the 21st century.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.