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Illustration showing two petri dishes with EU flag stars

Opinion | 6 February 2020

Director's update: UK and EU leaders must now agree a strong deal for science by Jeremy Farrar

As the UK begins life after Brexit, Wellcome's Director Jeremy Farrar sets out what the transition period and beyond could mean for research.

People on a demo in America holding placards supporting science

Opinion | 4 December 2019

To secure investment, science must tell its story better by Ben Bleasdale

A new report from Demos reveals how the public talk about research online – and why the research community’s advocacy needs to catch up.

Number 12 bus outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Opinion | 11 November 2019

UK general election 2019: our letter to the party leaders by Jeremy Farrar

Photography display in the windows of Wellcome's HQ in London

Opinion | 22 October 2019

What accountability means to Wellcome by Mark Henderson

Wellcome's director of communications Mark Henderson discusses Wellcome's social value, and what it means to be a charitable foundation.

Face to face interview taking place in Benin as part of the Gallup World Poll 2018..

Opinion | 13 August 2019

The most important healthcare tool is trust by Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Global Monitor shows that 70% of people trust scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Professor Sir Andre Geim in his Manchester lab.

Opinion | 9 August 2019

Much-needed visa reform needs to be swiftly followed by a UK-EU deal for science by Beth Thompson

The PM's announcement of reforms to the immigration system for scientists is a step in the right direction. But alone it won't be enough to keep the UK as a global research leader following Brexit.

A medical worker takes an image of a patient's eye at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital.

Opinion | 28 June 2019

New programme to explore how innovation in health data can benefit everyone by James Thomas

We're launching a new five-year programme on data for science and health to make sure everyone can benefit from health data innovation.

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Opinion | 20 May 2019

5 matters of urgency for the World Health Assembly 2019 by Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar on five things that need urgent attention at this year's World Health Assembly.

A Red Cross volunteer shows a cholera leaflet to refugees in a camp.

News | 17 April 2019

4 ways we're working with DFID to thwart epidemics

Wellcome is working with the UK Department for International Development in a five-year initiative to help prevent future epidemics and improve the response to current ones.

A man being vaccinated in an Ebola vaccine trial in Liberia

Opinion | 15 February 2019

This is a pivotal moment for clinical trial regulations by Beth Thompson

Globally, clinical research is governed by guidelines established almost three decades ago. And Brexit is a looming issue for UK trials.

Alyson Fox, Wellcome Director of Grants

News | 17 January 2019

Researchers can now transfer Wellcome grants outside the UK

Alyson Fox, our Director of Grants, explains why we’re changing our policy on transferring grants to ensure research can thrive in the UK, EU and beyond.

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News | 19 December 2018

Why we need a globally coordinated approach to preparing for epidemics

At $60 billion a year, epidemics cost far more than putting in place the systems to prepare for them.

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