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Marc Taylor is Vice-Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office, as well as being a Trustee of the organisation and a Member of its Advisory Board. He is also Chair of ISRCTN, which owns the ISRCTN register of clinical trials. He is a member of the Confidentiality Advisory Group at the Health Research Authority, and a member of the HRA’s Audit and Risk Committee. He is a Trustee of the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society.
Marc was until 2011 Head of R&D Systems and Governance in the Department of Health’s Research and Development Directorate. He was the lead official for research governance, including national policy on the NHS Research Ethics Committee system and the UK Ethics Committee Authority. He was also the lead official for policy on information systems to support the National Institute for Health Research.
In 2003 to 2005, he was head of Research Policy and Governance. In 1999 to 2003, he was head of NHS R&D Policy, including the central management of the national NHS R&D Budget. Before joining the Research & Development Directorate, Marc held posts in the Finance Directorate of the Department of Health, and in NHS Estates, an executive agency of the Department. In 1976 to 1991, he worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.