Francis Crick Institute (formerly UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation)

Please find the latest six-monthly progress report on the Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation), as requested by the Science and Technology Committee.

Francis Crick six-monthly progress reports

Previous reports

Inquiry and Reports

The Science and Technology Committee agreed on 17 November 2010 to launch a new inquiry examining the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation. The Committee published its report on Wednesday 25 May 2011. A Government Response was published on 13 September 2011. 

The UKCMRI has been re-named The Francis Crick Institute.

Terms of Reference

Oral evidence

  • Wednesday 2 March 2011
    Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, and Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health

  • Wednesday 16 February 2011
    Witnesses: Sir Paul Nurse, Chief Executive and Director, Sir David Cooksey, Chairman, and John Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, UKCMRI Ltd

  • Wednesday 9 February 2011
    Witnesses: Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost, University College London, Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, and Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, Wellcome Trust; Natalie Bennett, Chair, Rob Inglis, Press Officer, and Frankie Biney, local resident, St Pancras and Somers Town Planning Action

The previous Committee published a report in January 2008, UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (HC (2007-08) 185).  While welcoming and supporting the project, the Committee had concerns about management and costs.  The Committee receive six-monthly updates on progress from the MRC.