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Other funders

The Department is not the only funder of health and social care research in the UK. Whilst it is the largest single contributor in the public sector, the funding councils, research councils and research charities all play significant roles. The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) provides research infrastructure funding for the science base in Universities via the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and funding for basic research allocated via the Research Councils.Industry is also a major investor in health care R&D. Health Departments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also support health and social care R&D.

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