Who MRC is

The heart of our mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, we support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. We work closely with the NHS and the UK health departments to deliver our mission, and give a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.

The MRC’s mission is to:

  • encourage and support research to improve human health
  • produce skilled researchers
  • advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK
  • promote dialogue with the public about medical research.

This is the integrated website of the seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK.
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