Medical Research CouncilHealth

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1913

Mission: The heart of our mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, we support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. We work closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments to deliver our mission, and give a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population. The MRC’s mission is to: encourage and support research to improve human health, produce skilled researchers, advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK, promote dialogue with the public about medical research.

Vision: The MRC’s vision is to harness information contained within clinical, population, cellular and molecular datasets to gain new scientific insights into health and wellbeing.



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Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Health sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 165th58th57th133rd14th
Arts and Humanities 140th60th58th125th26th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29th8th8th26th4th
Chemistry 122nd20th18th79th10th
Computer Science 340th127th123rd250th24th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 259th117th114th196th31st
Engineering 329th127th123rd238th27th
Environmental Science 294th134th127th212th36th
Mathematics 258th102nd99th185th24th
Medicine 64th17th17th59th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 145th33rd31st104th9th
Physics and Astronomy 107th28th27th75th10th
Psychology 74th20th19th73rd6th
Social Sciences 414th181st182nd352nd57th
Veterinary 274th100th102nd219th19th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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