DRWF is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), a membership body representing around 150 medical and health research charities who deliver high-quality research that saves and improves lives. Working with member charities and partners, AMRC aims to support voluntary sector effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.
As a member, we fulfil AMRC’s criteria for the use of peer review for allocating funding and support AMRC position statements on the payment of indirect costs in universities and the use of animals in medical research. Our annual funding round is offered through open competition, and as such, enables funded researchers to access support for both indirect and direct costs of research via the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) and NIHR Clinical Research Networks AcoRD agreement.
AMRC member charities invested £1.9 billion in UK research in 2019 with an additional £1.1 billion on charitable activities such as patient services and support. There is no doubt, that medical research charities, such as DRWF, play a vital part in our nation’s health and world-class life sciences sector.
Rigorous & Expert Peer Review
As an AMRC member, we operate a rigorous peer review process by which experts in the field of diabetes assess applications for funding to ensure that only the highest quality and most effective research receives DRWF funding. AMRC members are also required to ensure that the researchers they fund adopt good practice in their working methods. Additionally, we are committed to the 3Rs of reduction, replacement and refinement in the use of animals in research.
Rigorous peer review process
As an AMRC member we operate a rigorous peer review process, by which experts in the field of diabetes assess applications and reports to ensure that only the highest quality and most effective research receives DRWF funding. AMRC members are also required to ensure that the researchers they fund use good practice in their working methods.
More information about AMRC
For further details on the AMRC itself and its policy statements visit their website using the following link: AMRC
Certificate of best practice in medical peer review 2015