The contract research business in the UK

08 January 1991

This study was undertaken to highlight a sector research and development (R&D) capability within the UK that has remained rather in the background.

As our report shows, the UK has a large body of organizations able and willing to undertake contract research. These organizations are, in general, well established and technically sophisticated with close links with UK (and overseas) industry. They are well placed to disseminate new technologies rapidly and effectively to a wide industrial base.