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Five parishoners in Malawi wash their hands as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19

Opinion | 16 April 2020

Greater investment is needed to help countries with the weakest health systems prepare for COVID-19 by Christiane Hertz-Fowler and Georgia Walton

We’ve awarded £12 million, in partnership with DFID, to speed up global COVID-19 research and development and help low- and middle-income countries prepare. But more investment is needed.

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News | 13 March 2020

Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Collection: planned building closure

Following careful consideration of the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided that the Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Collection buildings will begin a staggered closure to staff and visitors, and then remain closed until further notice.

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Opinion | 3 February 2020

How we're using Researchfish data to inform what we do by Chonnettia Jones

Last year, we asked grantholders to report on their research outputs using Researchfish. One year on, what have we learnt from the data and how are we planning to use it?

Two women at work in the Centre for Human Genetics

Opinion | 10 January 2020

3 things we’ve learned from the Wellcome Success Framework so far by Chonnettia Jones

Wellcome's Director of Insight and Analysis, Chonnettia Jones, discusses what we've learned from the Wellcome Success Framework.

Liz Corbett and a colleague in the lab. Liz is head of the HIV/TB research group at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme.

News | 17 December 2019

Stellar science and research funded by another year of strong investment returns

Strong investment returns in 2019 meant Wellcome was able to spend over £1.1 billion on improving health for everyone.

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Opinion | 12 November 2019

Does the way Wellcome makes funding decisions support the right research? by Jonathan Best

Research culture is often underpinned by the decisions that funders make and how they make them. But what is the best way to decide who to fund?

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Opinion | 11 November 2019

UK general election 2019: our letter to the party leaders by Jeremy Farrar

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News | 30 October 2019

We are pausing the Engagement Fellowships

We want to explore how we can best meet the leadership needs of the public engagement community – to give us time to do that we are pausing the Engagement Fellowships.

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Opinion | 22 October 2019

What accountability means to Wellcome by Mark Henderson

Wellcome's director of communications Mark Henderson discusses Wellcome's social value, and what it means to be a charitable foundation.

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Opinion | 16 September 2019

4 ways that PhD programmes are improving their training culture by Anne-Marie Coriat

The new PhD programmes in science that we’re funding combine scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment for trainees.

Three women researchers working at the Wellcome Centre of Human Genetics in Oxford

Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why we need to reimagine how we do research by Jeremy Farrar

The emphasis on excellence in the research system is stifling diverse thinking and positive behaviours. As a community we can rethink our approach to research culture.

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News | 30 August 2019

Paul Schreier is new Chief Operating Officer at Wellcome

Paul Schreier has been appointed as Wellcome's Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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