Any Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments developed should benefit the whole world. We are working with the ACT-Accelerator and other international partners to make sure that happens.
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.
Associate Director, Policy
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.
Current practices prioritise outputs over people’s wellbeing. We want to help build a better research culture – one that is creative, inclusive and honest.
How Wellcome is working to ensure that research evidence is used to influence policy and practice.
Research is an essential part of being ready for and responding to public health emergencies, like Covid-19 and Ebola.
Wellcome is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to take on big challenges in global health
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.
Everyone should have access to the life-changing benefits of medicines and other healthcare interventions, like vaccines, diagnostics and therapies.
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.
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.
Emerging science and technologies, such as human genome editing and gene drive, could provide new solutions to health problems.
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.
We want to secure the investment in research promised by the UK government to overcome the biggest challenges in the world, such as climate change and epidemics.
Almost every major breakthrough in human and veterinary medicine has depended on the use of animals to research, develop or test new therapies.