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DRWF Research: Diabetes charity awarded best practice in medical and health research peer review

DRWF Research: Diabetes charity awarded best practice in medical and health research peer review

Peer review audit awarded by the Association of Medical Research Charities. 


Published: Dec 21, 2021
Category: Research

DRWF has received the award for best practice in medical and health research as part of the Association of Medical Charities (AMRC) peer review audit. 

The AMRC Peer Review Audit is carried out every five years and is a requirement of AMRC membership. 

DRWF is a member of the AMRC, a membership body representing the leading medical and health research charities who deliver high-quality research that saves and improves lives. 

Working with member charities and partners, AMRC aims to support voluntary sector effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government. 

As a member, we subscribe to AMRC’s criteria for the use of peer review for allocating funding and support AMRC position statements on the payment of indirect costs in universities and the use of animals in medical research which seeks to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals in research. 

Our annual funding round is offered through open competition, and as such, enables funded researchers to access support for both indirect and direct costs of research via the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) and NIHR Clinical Research Networks AcoRD agreement. 

In recent months DRWF has recruited a further eight Research Advisory Board members, they are: 

Professor Susan Ozanne – University of Cambridge 

Professor Robert Semple – University of Edinburgh 

Professor Ketan Dhatariya – University of East Anglia 

Mr John Casey – University of Edinburgh 

Dr Vicky Salem – Imperial College London 

Dr Katharine Owen – University of Oxford 

Professor Mirela Delibegovic – University of Aberdeen 

Professor Deborah Christie – University College London 

More details about the DRWF Research Advisory Board 


Rigorous peer review process As an AMRC member we abide by the five principles of peer review – 

· Accountability 

· Balance 

· Independence 

· Rotation 

· Impartiality To this end, we operate a rigorous peer review process by which our Research Advisory Board, clinical and scientific experts in the field of diabetes and related health, assess applications and reports to ensure that only the highest quality and most effective research, carried out using good or best practice methodologies, receives DRWF funding. 

Review of applications for funding 

Initial triage is undertaken to ensure that applications are in scope and eligible for DRWF funding. 


AMRC audit member organisations and their peer review policy and practices every five years. 
More information about AMRC 
More information about DRWF’s AMRC membership 
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