AMRC membership - a hallmark of quality and credibility

Oracle Cancer Trust is starting off 2019 on a positive note as new members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the UK’s national membership organisation for health and medical research charities.

We are now one of over 140 other member charities who fund research across the full spectrum of human health including Breast Cancer Now, Diabetes UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK just to name a few. These charities collectively spent £1.6bn on medical and health research in the UK in 2017, accounting for 47% of all publicly-funded medical research in the UK.

AMRC brings together and supports health and medical charities to produce high-quality research that improves lives by influencing policy and research and highlighting the sector’s contribution to patient and public health.

Membership is recognised as an indicator of quality research funding by universities, government and funding bodies. This is due to the fact that members of AMRC meet a set of exacting standards including having a published research strategy, Conflicts of Interest Policy for research funding and a robust peer review process.

As well as being a hallmark of quality and credibility, as part of a strong collective voice for medical research charities in the UK, other benefits of AMRC membership include:

  • Support to members to meet their charitable objectives
  • Influence the regulatory, policy and research environments
  • Connect members to encourage collaboration and to share learning
  • Access to finances and resources including the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) and AcoRD

Therefore Oracle Cancer Trust is very excited to become a member and looking forward to being a part of such an important organisation.