Commissioned by the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative conference and launched at its 2016 conference, this report highlights that M.E. research represents less than 1% of all active grants given by UK mainstream funding agencies. Based on this report, and the scientific discussions at the conference, the Medical Research Council (MRC) will review its M.E./CFS highlight notice, the mechanism by which researchers are alerted to areas that are a high priority for the MRC, with a view to encourage more applications.
Draft minutes from the 11 November 2015 meeting of the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative.
Draft minutes from the 15 January 2016 meeting of the Executive Board of the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative.
To join the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC) as an Professional, Student or Associate Member, please download and complete this form.
UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative report of its 2015 conference, featuring overviews of 21 presentation, five workshops and feedback from delegates.
Presentation by Prof George Davey Smith, given at the Uk CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative's 2015 conference.
The inaugural conference of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) brought together more than 70 researchers and clinicians with an interest in CFS/ME. Some have worked in this area for many years, while others are entirely new to the field. This is hugely encouraging, as one of the key aims of the CMRC is supporting professionals not currently involved in CFS/ME research to help them develop those skills, connections and collaborations.
This charter explains the purpose, aims and objectives of the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC), and outlines membership and membership requirements. Action for M.E. is an Executive Board member of the CMRC.