MRC National Musculoskeletal Ageing Network
Towards a step change in musculoskeletal ageing research strategy and capacity
This new national network will underpin a step change in musculoskeletal ageing research capacity and strategy, by identifying key tractable research priorities; developing an integrated multi-disciplinary grouping to address the identified research gaps; providing a platform to disseminate best practice; supporting Early Career Researchers to build research capacity and ensure longevity to current UKRI investments; and coordinating an ongoing programme of innovative studies to identify, develop and translate findings from discovery science to clinical impact. Crucially the network will contribute to delivering the government “Grand Challenge” target of 5 more years of independent living by 2035, by identifying approaches to maintain mobility in old age.
Professor Nicholas Harvey