MRC releases new evaluation report on translational research

Published on September 19 2019

The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) has released an evaluation report of its financial support to translational research during the 2008–2018 period. The evaluation was performed by Ipsos MORI and the Technopolis Group, and Science-Metrix was subcontracted to provide bibliometric evidence of the performance of MRC-supported research. Specifically, Science-Metrix calculated the share of publications supported by the MRC that were cited by clinical trials, clinical guidelines, patents and other publications, and compared those figures with the share of publications supported by similar funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust.

MRC’s report, MRC Translational Research 2008–2018, can be accessed here.