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AfOx InitiativeThe Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions. The Initiative supports the work of universities and research institutions across Africa and facilitates the development of equitable and extensive collaborations between Oxford and African institutions.

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Cardioscience.jpgThe British Heart Foundation is a key sponsor of cardiovascular research in Oxford and their two research centres support a network of researchers from across Oxford who are working at the forefront of cardiovascular science, with the overall goal of translating discoveries from the laboratory though to clinical practice.  The research centres offer scientists across the city fantastic opportunities for research & training, supporting the current and next generation of leaders in Cardiovascular Science. 

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Early Career HealthTech network.jpgEarly Career Healthtech Network (ExCHaNge) is open to University of Oxford researchers for multidisciplinary backgrounds with broad social science, health services, engineering, policy and regulatory interests, in medical devices and diagnostics, medicine and digital health. The network holds research meetings, organizes social events and invites external speakers.

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Innovation Forum Oxford logo.pngInnovation Forum is a global network of forward-thinking scientists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with fifteen branches spread across three continents. As part of this international network, Innovation Forum Oxford is committed to accelerating the development of innovative technology by bringing together academics, industry experts, clinicians and policy makers.

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Oxford Global Health & Care Systems

OCHCS logoOxford Global Health & Care Systems is a cross-departmental initiative within the University of Oxford aimed at promoting multi- and inter-disciplinary research to strengthen health and care systems, particularly those of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). OGHCS brings scholars from various disciplines together to highlight the important health systems research already being conducted across the University's schools and departments, as well as LMICs and other UK and international partners.

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OMH.jpgOxford Metabolic Health (OMH) is an interdepartmental and cross-divisional initiative that brings together researchers across the University with an interest in any aspect of diabetes, endocrinology, nutrition, obesity and metabolism. The role of OMH is to help researchers communicate, collaborate and share expertise and to support strategic funding opportunities, training and recruitment. OMH welcomes all researchers working across basic and translational science relevant to metabolic health.

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Neuroscience logo.pngThis network links the neuroscience research performed in a number of departments and multidisciplinary centres/units across the Division. Departments include Experimental Psychology, Pharmacology, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, Psychiatry and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Centres and units include the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, Human Brain Activity, Parkinson’s disease and the neuroscience themes of the NIHR funded Biomedical Research Centres at the John Radcliffe and Warneford Hospitals.

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Cortex ClubThe Cortex Club connects Oxford University researchers with world-leading neuroscientists through a unique educational forum dealing with cutting-edge topics and significant challenges in neuroscience. Free events range from small intense debates with up-and-coming scientists to large discussion sessions led by internationally prominent speakers, followed by the Q&As and networking sessions.

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Immunology Network logo.pngThe Immunology Network supports the huge community of researchers across the University who have an interest in immunology, infection and inflammation. The Immunology Network aims to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration, encourage the sharing of resources and expertise, support and disseminate funding opportunities and promote the impact of your research- enabling the execution of world-class science. You can join the Immunology Network by signing up here.

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ORDI logo.pngThe Oxford Rare Disease Initiative (ORDI), chaired by Professor Dame Kay Davies, brings together expertise and capabilities in rare diseases from more than 250 scientists working on over 350 different rare diseases. This extensive rare disease network provides assistance in establishing collaborations between Oxford researchers, industry, patient organisations and funders. 

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Oxford Statistics Network logoThe Oxford Statistics Network (OXSTAT) is primarily aimed at medical statisticians working and studying across different research units within the Medical Sciences Division. The aim of the group is to facilitate networking, communication and collaboration, and to provide informal support and foster good practice. The network circulates a newsletter of upcoming statistical events in the local area and holds free events every term, such as talks and workshops from external speakers. Anyone within the division with an interest in medical statistics is welcome to join. To find out more information or to sign up to the mailing list, please email