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Links to key research organisations relevant to the development of research competencies.

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Academy of Medical Sciences - 08/01/2003
A leading academic body promoting integration of biomedical scientists and clinical academics. Facility promotes and supports excellence in research in the Medical Sciences, shaping policies for health improvement and providing information on emerging evidence. Carries latest papers, news and events, fellowship information, information on councils, committees and research awards. Also holds details on mentoring scheme for Clinician Scientists appointed through the Academy.

Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry - 29/10/2002
A dynamic website providing information about the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) including latest developments, information and statistics, publications, related training, links and member services.
Good front page and national and international relevance, downloadable .pdf file support, clarifies industrial relevance to research and development. Supports learning about the Pharmaceutical Industry role in research and development.

British Dental Association - 08/01/2003
A user friendly site carrying practical information on insurance, books and products, events and briefings and the British Dental Journal. Some information is password protected for members. Two interesting features include the proceedings of recent workshops and a fascinating pictorial museum feature. CPD material is also purchasable.

British Medical Association - 29/10/2002
Information on National and Regional activity carried out by the British Medical Association. Links to large number of relevant organisations including NHS e-library information. Substantial amount of material on free access, also member specific area. Very dynamic and user friendly site, 505 cited links

Society of Academic and Research Surgery - 17/02/2003
Web site of the Society of Academic and Research Surgery (formerly the Surgical Research Society or SRS. Information on meetings, constitution annd grants etc.

University of Edinburgh Research Homepage - 14/01/2003
Useful resource containing links to research training groups, research funders (including travel and research fellowships), research governance and ethics. Some restriction of information to users outside the University of Edinburgh.

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Leukaemia Research Fund - 11/01/2003
Web site of the Leukaemia Research Fund, the only UK national charity devoted to research into the causes, treatment and prevention of all forms of leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood cancers. The site contains the full text of the FUnd's patient information booklets and links to many sites of relevance. All content is freely available without registration.

NLM - Health Services Research Web Sites - 30/05/2004
An excellent resource from the US National Library of Medicine providing information on health services research topics. Items are arranged by subject. An alphabetical arrangement is also provided.

Scottish Intercollegiate Research Training Network - 11/03/2003
This is a useful series of linked pages describing the activities of the Scottish Intercollegiate Research Training Network. This is a project to enhance integration and resource utilization in Scottish Clinical Research Training

The National Research Register - 11/03/2003
Home page of the National Research Register, a facility offered by the Department of Health. A central resource with comprehensive searching facilities of completed and active research projects. Fast and user friendly with full contact details of active researchers.

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