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AMRC Best Practice Award

14/07/2021

We’re delighted to announce that Reverse Rett has passed the 2020 Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Peer Review Audit and has been awarded a certificate of Best Practice in Medical and Health Research Peer Review.

Peer review is a process used to assess research applications. As a full member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, Reverse Rett is tightly regulated with regards to the processes we have in place to review the research we fund.

In line with AMRC requirements, all applications for funding made to Reverse Rett must go through external peer review which means that comments and feedback on applications are sought from experts in the field, followed by a more in depth review of the application by the organisation’s Research Review Committee.

A strong peer review process allows charities like Reverse Rett to support the highest quality research and the highest calibre researchers. This means maximising the impact of the funds we raise, ultimately leading to better outcomes for everyone affected by Rett Syndrome.

Throughout the UK and beyond, AMRC membership is recognised as a hallmark of quality in research funding, setting members apart from others in the field.

Rachael Stevenson, CEO of Reverse Rett said: ‘Developing and maintaining a high-quality peer review process at Reverse Rett has been a huge commitment but is something that we are immensely proud of. This mark is validation that the peer review process at Reverse Rett is of the highest quality and ensures that the work we fund is worthy of the gargantuan efforts that go into fundraising. Most importantly, this mark confirms that the research we fund is in line with our goal to bring about better outcomes for children and adults whose lives are so greatly impacted by Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 Disorders. We’d like to thank all the expert peer reviewers who have supported this process at Reverse Rett by providing peer reviews since we obtained AMRC membership in 2019, as well as the non members of the Research Review Committee who review and consider all the feedback from external reviewers as part of their overall appraisal of applications.’

John H Sharpe, Chairman of Reverse Rett added: ‘We are proud that our commitment to supporting the best quality Rett Syndrome research through a strong peer review process has been recognised by AMRC.  Our goal with all the research we fund is to ensure that the lives of people with Rett Syndrome can be improved as soon as possible and with this recognition, we can be confident that we are on the right track.’