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The project will develop an Institutional Research Information Service (IRIS) to provide information on UCL research and research-related activities. This will be a web-based application through which both researchers and research administrators can view and update a complete picture of our research activities.

Starting HIV treatment early improves patient outcomes

A major international randomised clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. The trial was coordinated by the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the University of New South Wales in Sydney and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

UCL launches UK’s first fully Open Access university press

UCL is pleased to announce the launch of UCL Press, the University’s in house publishing arm. UCL Press will be the first fully Open Access university press in the UK with all books, journals and monographs freely available online, creating a diverse and accessible global knowledge resource.

Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby

A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on rugby players.