Facilities and resources for researchers

MRC Scales

The MRC scales are a collection of questionnaires developed since the 1940's, used to determine the clinical degree of disability a patient has. Included is information for Respiratory, Muscular, and Neurological scales, as well as advice on the correct use of these assessments.  

MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre

The centre provides state-of-the-art NMR and MS facilities and a multidisciplinary team of specialists in biochemistry, the analytical platforms and informatics. 

Regulatory Support Centre

Helps the scientific community implement legislative and good practice requirements relating to research involving human participants, their tissues or data.

Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)

The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) is an exciting joint venture between the MRC, BBSRC, STFC, EPSRC, NERC and Diamond Light Source.

UK Biobank

A major national resource for health research, with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses

UK Brain Banks Network

The MRC’s UK Brain Banks Network provides high-quality brain tissue from more than 12,000 brains, enabling scientists and clinicians from the UK and throughout the world to carry out cutting-edge neuroscience research.

UK Stem Cell Bank

Provides an ethically approved, quality controlled and assured repository of human embryonic, fetal and adult stem cell lines to underpin high quality research and healthcare developments.