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New Spotlight on Child Health 
On Monday 29 October we published a Spotlight on Child Health report to highlight the incredible work AMRC charities are doing to improve child health in the UK.
A digital sector
We're developing two guides to support our members with digital work. You may get contacted by us as part of our fact finding.
2018 Budget consolidates existing commitments
On Monday, the Chancellor delivered the Government’s annual Budget. For science and research, the Chancellor announced £1.6 billion for R&D, of which £55 million is thought to be new money.
Nobel Prize-winners warn of Brexit impact on science
Last week, 35 European Nobel Prize-winning scientists sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister and President of the European Commission calling for the closest possible post-Brexit cooperation between the UK and EU. 
Patient and public involvement: from proving to improving
This week a special issue on patient and public involvement in dementia research, co-edited by Alzheimer’s Society, was published in SAGE journals. This issue includes 11 open access articles co-authored by researchers and people affected by dementia.
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CaSE sets out projection for R&D spending to reach 2.4% of GDP 
CaSE has published a one page briefing setting out the scale of public and private investment needed to reach the Government's target of total R&D spending reaching 2.4% of GDP on R&D by 2027. 
Partnerships between patient advocacy groups and industry
Covance has partnered with the Rare Advocacy Movement to develop a web-based survey to capture feedback from leaders of patient advocacy groups across a wide variety of diseases. Their goal is to better understand the diversity of patient advocacy groups and their perspectives on working with industry.
What's on? Other events in medical research
Integrity in Practice toolkit
UKRIO and the Royal Society have launched a ‘Integrity in Practice’ toolkit for those who wish to continue to improve research integrity and support a positive research culture within their organisation.
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IP 101 – Understanding the basics
In public-funded research, developing good ideas into new products involves a number of people and organisations working together to manage the Intellectual Property. On 16 January IP 101 workshop attendees will look at the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders, hear how other charities are working in this multifaceted area and have the opportunity to share best practice.
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