Core is an active, full member of the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and we adhere to their recommendations and best practice guidance. Core follows AMRC’s statement on supporting research in universities and AMRC’s statement on the use of animals in research.

Applicants to Core’s funding schemes need to demonstrate that their proposal actively applies the principles and follows the guidelines of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) at all stages of the research process, from the design and conduct of experiments through to dissemination and reporting.

Core has passed the AMRC Peer Review Audit, which last took place in 2015. Core was awarded a certificate by AMRC to show that it follows best practice when peer reviewing grant applications. During the audit, AMRC assessed the accountability, balance, independence, rotation and impartiality of Core’s peer review process. The results of the audit demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of accountability and probity to donors, funders, the government and researchers.