Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
We are delighted that Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Our membership demonstrates our commitment to the AMRC’s stringent guidelines with regards governance and research. It should be noted that our research strategy is to focus on spinal cord injury in people and we do not currently fund research using animals. However, as a member of AMRC we support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments. This research only takes place where there is no alternative available. All AMRC member charities support this principle, as outlined in this position statement on their website: http://www.amrc.org.uk/publications/statement-on-the-use-of-animals-in-research
We are grateful to the time and expertise given to us by the members of our Scientific Advisory Board who enable our research to undergo the Peer Review process.