Research Strategy and Regulation

Help us keep developing Pioneering treatments to restore patients’ quality of life that have suffered physical trauma.

Our vision is to bring forward the day when every patient who suffers a wound or severe tissue trauma regains their full quality of life

Read our strategy guide:

RAFT_Research_Strategy_Guide 2015-2020


As a medical research charity that undertakes its own medical research, it is important that we focus our resources where they are needed most. We therefore assess all our research programmes against a set criteria:


All our research is based around a clearly identifiable patient need. Our Scientific Advisory Committee scrutinises all of our research projects to ensure that the need exists.


We ensure that our research stands up to scrutiny from the wider scientific community and submit our work for publication in scientific journals and present at conferences.


Whether we are developing new techniques or using the latest technology, RAFT aims to be at the forefront of cutting edge research.


As well as drawing on our in-house expertise, we collaborate with partner scientists and organisations around the globe to develop the very best medical research.


We aim to translate our research into medical practices that bring clear benefits to patients as quickly as possible.


RAFT is a member of the AMRC and successfully completed their last peer review audit (2020). Next peer review audit will be carried out by the AMRC at the end of 2025.

At RAFT, we support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals for medical research. See position statement following this link