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Mental health in the workplace: taking a scientific approach

Our mission is to understand which approaches are effective in supporting mental health in the workplace. To do this, we are bringing together employers and the mental health science community to build a better understanding of what works, for whom and in what context. 

Covid-19: supporting global research and development

We want to help the world overcome Covid-19. We’re calling for urgent international action to get lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines from the laboratory to the front line, so they reach those most in need around the world.


We worked with EU institutions, the UK government, the research sector and others to achieve a Brexit settlement that allows research to thrive in the UK and Europe.

How we influence and inform policy

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

Wellcome Monitor

Every two to three years we survey over 2000 adults to understand public knowledge about and interest in science and health research.

Research on research

Research on research (also known as meta-research, the science of science and meta-science) is the study of research itself.