About us

About us

The Medical Research Council improves human health through world-class medical research. We fund research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. Our research has resulted in life-changing discoveries for over a hundred years.

We are a non-departmental public body funded through the government's science and research budget. We invest in research on behalf of the UK tax payer. Scientists apply for funding for their research and applications are reviewed by panels of independent experts.

Contact us

Contact us

Contact details for main switchboard, press office, Chief Executive's office, UKSBS, and funding, pre-award, fellowship and Je-S queries.

MRC Conference Centre

The MRC has a suite of conference rooms available for all those affiliated to the MRC, receive MRC funding, or are part of another research council.