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UK Respiratory Research Collaborative

On behalf of its members the BALR has links with a number of scientific organisations where it seeks to represent the interests of its members and seeks to promote the work of the Association.

UK Respiratory Research Collaborative

Through the BALR Chairman we have representation on the UK Respiratory Research Collaborative (UKRRC).
This organisation was launched in 2006 under the Chairmanship of Professor Stephen Holgate, following a number of workshops where respiratory professional and charitable groups met to identify how best to take forward the research agenda. A report was produced which prioritised key areas for respiratory research development.

More information on UKRRC, including the initial report ('Raising the Profile'), can be found by clicking on the blue circle above. 


Royal Society of Biology

The BALR is a Member of the Royal Society of Biology.

The Royal Society of Biology is a professional body in the UK created to advance the interests of biology in academia, industry, education, and research. Formed in 2009 by the merger of the Biosciences Federation and the Institute of Biology, the society has around 15,000 individual members, and over 100 member organisations.


BALR members can enjoy a 50% reduced rate on Royal Society of Biology membership for the first two years, 25% off courses and workshops as well as other members other benefits. To find out more, click on the RSB symbol.

British Thoracic Society

The BALR organises an annual seminar as part of The British Thoracic Society (BTS) winter meeting. At the same meeting the association is involved with the award of the BTS/ BLF/ BALR Young Investigator of the year awards. 

The BTS was formed in 1982 by the amalgamation of the British Thoracic Association and the Thoracic Society. It has grown over the last few years to include medical practitioners, nurses, scientists and any professional with an interest in respiratory disease.


For more information about the BTS, click on the symbol. 

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