- To promote and support, by any means, high quality basic, strategic and applied research and related post-graduate training in the biomedical and other sciences with the aim of maintaining and improving human health.
- To advance knowledge and technology and to provide trained researchers to meet the needs of users and beneficiaries.
- To provide advice on and disseminate knowledge and promote public understanding of, research in the biomedical sciences.
The council has eight core objectives which express the things the Council is seeking to achieve and the partnerships to achieve the desired end-points.
- Science: to stimulate and strengthen research relevant to human health
- People: to promote training and career development
- Environments: to create and nurture productive environments for research
- Exploitation and application: to encourage others to exploit the fruits of MRC research
- Communication: to publicise research and its achievements as part of a strategy of promoting public understanding of science
- Professionalism: to continue to maintain and develop professional standards and effective business management in all activities
- User needs: to take account of the research needs of user communities – notably in the health service and public health, in industry and in the government – in developing and implementing scientific strategy
- Partnership: to develop partnerships with others providing purchasing or sponsoring research – within and out of the UK.
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