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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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