AMRC Statement on Supporting Research in Universities

As a prospective member of the AMRC, PSC Support follows the AMRC Statement on Supporting Research in Universities.

Key principles

  • AMRC charities are committed to supporting research in UK HEIs

  • AMRC believes that government is primarily responsible for provision of the UK biomedical science base

  • Where it is within their charitable objects and appropriate for them to do so, AMRC encourages its member charities to contribute towards a sustainable science base in HEIs through the support of longer term funding for people and facilities

  • HEIs should understand the full economic costs of proposed research facilities or activities when seeking financial support from charities

  • Charities will not normally meet the full economic costs of the research they are supporting, especially for responsive mode funding

  • HEIs will be expected to contribute resources from QR, including the charitable support fund, in order to meet the full costs of research in partnership with charities

  • Charities will not contribute a percentage overhead towards general university infrastructure

  • Charities are unlikely to respond positively to demands to fund research activity on the basis of a fixed percentage of research costs (as is proposed for research councils)

  • AMRC will work with member charities and HEIs to develop new models of partnership funding that will enable charities of all sizes to develop their commitment to research in a sustainable way.

 

11 Nov 2015