Research

Facilities and resources for researchers

Cohort Directory

A searchable tool of UK population cohorts. The aim of the directory is to signpost users to individual cohorts to maximise the use and translation of findings of these valuable UK assets.  

Dementias Platform UK

The platform brings together many of the UK’s best-characterised cohorts to create a unique single research platform for the investigation of dementia.

LifeArc

LifeArc carries out a range of commercialisation activities, including filing patents on MRC scientists’ discoveries and inventions, managing our patent portfolio and negotiating licensing agreements with industrial partners.

Mary Lyon Centre

A national facility for mouse functional genomics providing world-class expertise, tools and facilities to generate mouse models of human disease.

MRC Centre for Macaques

The Medical Research Council Centre for Macaques is a primate breeding unit established in 2003 to house and breed rhesus macaques. Macaques are non-human primates which have similarities to humans in their vision, central nervous system and immunology

MRC Research Data Gateway

The gateway website was decommissioned in late 2015. It provided information on MRC-funded population and patient studies and their datasets and variables, and the procedures for requesting access to data.

MRC Scales

The MRC scales are a collection of questionnaires developed since the 1940's, used to determine the clinical degree of disability a patient has. Included is information for Respiratory, Muscular, and Neurological scales, as well as advice on the correct use of these assessments.