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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07247: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 15 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available for research into the link between footballers who repeatedly head the ball and developing dementia.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 8 March 2017

Researchers can apply to the Chief Scientist Office for funding. The CSO's Translational Clinical Studies Committee and the Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committees each meet twice per year to consider funding applications. Details of the application process are published on the CSO website.

Applications looking at possible links between football and dementia are welcomed. In common with all other applications, these would go through the CSO's standard independent peer review process.