Accordning to a new British study, society benefits by 25 pence per year for every pound invested in research - every year, forever.
The figure is the result of a number of "What is it worth?"-studies set out to understand the economic return of medical research. The studies have been backed by a consortium of research funders for the last decade.
The hope is that a better understanding of the economic impact of research investment will help provide accountability, secure future funding, and demonstrate how research translates into real-world health improvements.
Read more about the study on the Brunel University webpage.
The scientific publication is available open access on the Health Research and Policy Systems webpage.
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