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MBE for MRC Director in New Year's Honours 2016

04 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Dr Ian Viney whose achievements were recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

Dr Viney, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, Medical Research Council, received an MBE for services to research funding and evaluation.

Dr Viney initially led the definition of common output types for the MRC, ensuring that the MRC could report on the outputs and outcomes of the research it funded while collecting the minimum essential information in order to reduce the burden on the research community. The information collected is now used to aid the MRC’s strategy formulation and for reporting to Parliament and the public.

Since his appointment as Director in 2012, Ian has led the development of Researchfish – a world-leading tool for understanding and measuring the beneficial impact of research upon society. As a result of his outstanding leadership, Researchfish is now used by approximately 100 funders within the UK, including all seven UK Research Councils and the National Institute for Health Research. 

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