Policy and Advocacy team

We aim to influence policy developments so that researchers can be as effective as possible, and health can be improved.

We work with a wide range of partners – including governments, research funders, learned societies, charities and commercial organisations – in the UK, Europe and globally. 

Team Contacts 

Our work 

Good Clinical Trials Collaborative

Randomised clinical trials are essential to advancing evidence-based medicine and improving human health. But new guidelines are needed, which is why we've launched the Good Clinical Trials Collaborative. 

Access to healthcare interventions

Everyone should have access to the life-changing benefits of medicines and other healthcare interventions, like vaccines, diagnostics and therapies.

Open research

We want the research we fund – like publications, data, software and materials – to be open and accessible, so it can have the greatest possible impact.

Brexit and the EU

Knowledge and understanding don’t stop at borders. We're working with the UK government and others to achieve a Brexit settlement that allows research to thrive in the UK and Europe.

Patient data in research

Patient data is hugely valuable for research. But the value of that data can only be unlocked if concerns about patient privacy are taken seriously.

Research involving animals

Almost every major breakthrough in human and veterinary medicine has depended on the use of animals to research, develop or test new therapies.

Reports 

Briefings and responses 

News