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Medical Research Council of Ireland annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985
Medical Research Council of Ireland
The year under review started with the Council being invited to meet the Minister for Health, Mr. Barry Desmond, in early January. He proposed the merger of the Medico Social Research Board and the Medical Research Council with some elements of the MSRB functions being taken over by the Department of Health. He stated that he did not wish to force the issue on the two bodies, and if an agreement could not be reached the matter would not be proceeded with. Subsequently there were a number of communications between the Department of Health and the two bodies, and various strategies were discussed. The Council agreed that it was reasonable to have a unified approach to medical research in Ireland, but was adamant that the traditional in dependence of the Council should not be threatened. Specifically, when the Council was set up the medical schools and academic bodies were asked to nominate members of the Council and this approach reflected the principle of academic expression in medical research. As the year has evolved and approached its end it appears that the Minister and his Department intend using a more assertive approach than was initially promised, and that a merger of the Board and Council will be forced.
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Medical Research Council of Ireland
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