The Science and Technology Facilities Council hosts record-breaking accelerators that are pushing the boundaries in many areas of science and technology and is investing in ways to make them more powerful and sophisticated.
These investments support and fund cross-discipline research activities that will address the biological, medical, social and economic aspects of addiction and substance misuse.
The Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) partnership:
- links together data held by different parts of government
- facilitates safe and secure access for accredited researchers to newly joined-up and de-identified datasets to enable better informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.
The aim of this programme is to support and fund research that examines how mental health problems emerge in young people, what makes some more susceptible or resilient than others, and how we can intervene early to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
MRC’s Adolescent Health Study (AHS) will be a new longitudinal population study and data platform. It will focus on the critical biological and social developments that occur during adolescence.
AHS will aim to recruit and retain around 100,000 young people, aged 8 to 18 at enrolment, and will follow their health and wellbeing for a period of 10 years. Recruitment will take place predominantly through schools.
The vision is to stimulate an exponential increase in research to understand health trajectories and outcomes for young people, with a key focus on health equity.
The aim of this area of investment is to fund innovative applied research to improve adolescent health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
New materials have the potential to radically transform society. The role of this theme is to provide strategic leadership to a diverse and distributed community and to work across UKRI to champion investment in materials innovation and to enable novel technologies that combat societal challenges.
The aim of this programme is to deliver a consortium-based platform of national scale that will break through the complexity of pain and reveal potential new treatment approaches to address a wide spectrum of chronic and debilitating clinical conditions.
The Cultural Value Project looked at why the arts and culture matter, and how we capture their effects. The various components that make up cultural value were identified, and the methodologies and evidence that might be used to evaluate these components were considered.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), especially resistance to antibiotics, is a growing global problem. Tackling AMR was a cross-council programme where the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) formed an essential part of a multi-disciplinary approach.