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The SDRC is open to everyone who is taking part in or interested in dementia and brain health research in Scotland. Anyone from anywhere is free to join the SDRC, whether you are a researcher in Scotland or not.

There are many benefits to being an SDRC member. These include:

  • Invitations to attend members only events to discuss dementia research
  • Linking and network with you with other members
  • Opportunities to showcase your research or current work projects
  • Gain career advice from world leading dementia research experts

When you join the SDRC, you will receive updates on SDRC activity, our monthly newsletter and exclusive or early access to SDRC events. You will also be able to communicate with other SDRC members to promote your research and will be invited to write blogs or articles for the SDRC website and Twitter 

In the application we ask you which SDRC Theme (s) are of most interest to you. This is so we can tailor our communications to the types of research you find most relevant.

Membership is free! To join the SDRC, please fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Terry Quinn

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Sophie Bradley

Due to the growth of the SDRC in 2019, the committee co-opted Sophie to the Executive to support our activity. We are now pleased to announce she has been elected officially as an Executive Committee member. Find out more in Sophie's biography below. I am a newly...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

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Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

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Scottish Neurological Research Fund 2021: Award Announcement

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SDRC Virtual Conference 2020 Summary

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