INSPIRE’s AMRC AUDIT SUCCESS
I am delighted to report that this morning, we were notified that The INSPIRE Foundation has passed the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Audit for 2020. This in depth examination of our affairs and working practices is carried out every 5 years and sets the highest standards to which all member charities must conform. It is our de facto ‘licence to operate’ and while we could (and have in the past) run the charity without it, AMRC accreditation is a mark of professional recognition and respect in which the Charity is held. Not only does it afford us real gravitas with other research bodies, hospitals, universities and the Royal Society of Medicine, but it is a mark of professional accreditation recognised by those grant making trusts on whose funding our research programme depends.
My sincere thanks to Trustee, Professor Emeritus Peter Ellaway, Imperial College London and Chair of the National Scientific Committee, Professor Laurence Kenney, University of Salford for their major contributions in helping prepare our submission.
2 September 2021