Medical Research Council

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a British government organization that funds medical research. The MRC states its research priorities publicly.[1]

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(updated Mar 2019)

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The charity ME Research UK has criticized the MRC.[3] The charity Invest in ME Research has also been critical of its support for research into the "behavioral model" of M.E., the amount of ME/CFS funding allocated to the "psychiatric lobby" and the lack of funding allocated to biomedical research by the Medical Research Council.[4] The ME Association, including Dr Charles Shepherd, a member of the MRC CFS/ME Experts Group, have campaigned against several research projects funded by the MRC, including the PACE trial, and the FINE trial.[5]

Public money is being wasted on research that will be of little benefit and may actually be harmful to ME patients. It is about time serious money was spent on the pathology of this devastating illness. — Simon Lawrence, 25% ME Group

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  1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
  2. Medical Research Council (Jul 12, 2018). "CFS/ME". Medical Research Council. Retrieved Mar 4, 2019. 
  3. The Medical Research Council: a case to answer?
  4. MRC Funding of Research into ME/CFS
  5. ME Association (Jun 2007). "MEA support statement on wasteful research". ME Association. Retrieved Mar 4, 2019. "Public money is being wasted on research that will be of little benefit and may actually be harmful to ME patients. It is about time serious money was spent on the pathology of this devastating illness." - Simon Lawrence, 25 Percent ME Group 

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