Supporting our work
Individual projects are funded by research grants that cover the cost of scanning and staffing. However to introduce new developments in scanning, key staff, upgrades and new initiatives, requires additional income. Therefore, in order to continue to deliver the highest quality research, we are always seeking further support from the public. This is a really important to enable us to keep the work at the cutting edge of imaging research techniques.
Fundraising for the Brain Research Imaging Centre is coordinated by The University of Edinburgh's Development & Alumni Services, a registered charity (SC005336). The Centre was opened in January 1998 to support collaborative research in universities in Scotland and the North of England. Although it was established with funding from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (now SFC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the University of Edinburgh and several industrial partners, supported by Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, we also raised, and were dependent on, substantial donations from the public, currently totaling around 700,000 pounds to put the whole facility together.
Currently the Centre receives substantial funding contributions for research from the Sheila and Denis Cohen Charitable Trust, the Row Fogo Charitable Trust, the MS Society and the Wellcome Trust for which we are very grateful.
The Scientific Business Manager, Dr Duncan Martin, will be delighted to speak with any person or charitable organisation that might be interested in supporting our work.