The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation for the health and medical research charity world.

Influencing the policy and research environments by harnessing the collective strengths of its members, AMRC demonstrates the sector’s positive impact on health and wellbeing.

AMRC has 138 members which include the largest health and medical charities in the UK: the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and the Wellcome Trust. All members, large and small, work to the same high standards ensuring that every pound they spend on research is invested in lifesaving research of the very highest quality.

Today, Bowel Disease Research Foundation (BDRF) joined this eminent list of leading organisations in the UK who fund vital research into a myriad of health conditions.

BDRF Chief Executive Peter Rowbottom was delighted that the organisation has been accepted for membership and commented –

“We’ve been funding research for 21 years now and have invested over £2.5million into searching for better treatments and working towards a cure for all forms of bowel disease.  We’re delighted to be joining this prestigious membership organisation which gives BDRF a hallmark of quality for the excellent work that we do.”

AMRC provide references for member charities seeking funding or other project support, affirming that they meet standards of having a published research strategy and funding quality work through peer review.

They assess charities’ peer review processes when they apply for membership and audit every five years. Universities, government and funding bodies use AMRC membership as an indicator of quality.

Aisling Burnand, Chief Executive of AMRC commented

“We welcome Bowel Disease Research Foundation as the latest member of  AMRC and look forward to their contribution to our network of leading charities in the field of medical research”

Further information on the work of the AMRC can be found by visiting their website