Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Support from Asthma + Lung UK

The Centre receives core funding from Asthma + Lung UK

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Asthma + Lung UK provide core funding for the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. This funding supports the network of applied asthma researchers across the UK and the capacity-building platforms that help train the next generation of researchers, embed patient and public involvement in all asthma research, facilitate recruitment to asthma trials, provide a methodology service and bring together asthma data sets across the UK.

Why set up the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research?

Our funders recognised that there was an imbalance in research funding and the amount of applied asthma research being funded in the UK. They invited researchers to group together to submit an application for core funding to set up and host an innovative new Centre to redress this balance, and create a focus for applied asthma research in the UK. This new Centre, the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, was launched in 2014.

Asthma + Lung UK say:

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is the first of its kind in the world. It brings together world-leading researchers from all over the UK and provides them with an unrivalled network of collaborators and resource to make differences in asthma research.

Applied research is community-based research that is undertaken to see if a drug, treatment or other intervention is effective when used in a clinical setting. Applied research often leads directly to improved care. Applied research puts people with asthma and their needs at the very heart of the work that is undertaken.

Funding for five more years

In 2019, the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research received funding for an additional five years, recognising the successes of the initial phase and the need for further research to help save and improve the lives of people affected by asthma.

The Centre will continue to build on our collaborative research environment, with strategic priorities including training the next generation of applied asthma researchers.

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