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Costs of health and social care R&D


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Costs of health and social care R&D

The Department of Health and the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) have published new guidelines for attributing the costs of health and social care research and development (AcoRD).

AcoRD establishes a mechanism for the department to meet some of the costs of charity-funded research in the NHS, for charities that are members of AMRC. The agreement recognises the unique contribution medical research charities make to excellent research in the NHS – of the over 3,000 clinical studies conducted in the NHS in 2009/10, 37 per cent were funded by AMRC member charities and charities spend more than £1bn on research each year.