The SDRC Annual Report 2020/21, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference 2021 on Wednesday 16th June. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Of course, it heavily features the impact COVID has had on research, but there are some good news stories featured as well, including showcasing the work of some Early Career Researchers.

The report provides an update from each of the key areas of research including: Diagnosis; Fundamental science; Living with dementia; Prevention and Informatics. In addition, we also provide results on our mapping of the research that has taken place in Scotland in 2020. This includes grant awards, published papers and international collaboration. It gives comparisons to the 2019 and within the past five years where appropriate.  

A summary of the results are as follows:

  • We attracted £8 million in research grants
  • 497 Scottish-based researchers either contributed to a research paper or had been part of a grant application
  • We published 371 papers, more than any other year
  • We collaborated with 453 international researchers in 36 countries 

Click here to read the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21 in full

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) is a network of dementia researchers, policy makers and people living with dementia from across Scotland. The membership-based organisation was formed in 2013. SDRC champions the work of world-class dementia researchers in all disciplines across Scotland. In addition, the SDRC aims to help develop this research further still by promoting collaboration and the sharing of new ideas among its membership.