The Alliance for Self Care Research (ASCR) has been relaunched today. It will be supported by the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Dundee, the School of Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health at the University of Stirling and the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) of the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews. The original Alliance for Self Care Research (2005-2011), directed by Professor Sally Wyke (now University of Glasgow) was one of three consortia in Scotland that was supported by the Scottish Funding Council, the Chief Scientist Office, the NHS NES, and involved the nursing, midwifery and allied health departments at six universities and their regional NHS health board partners. With today’s relaunch the Alliance will build on the successes of its predecessor but also develop new collaborations, activities and initiatives under its new Director, Dr Steve MacGillivray (Congratulations!). SDHI is delighted about the continuation of this valuable consortium and will regularly report on the activities of ASCR 2.0. SDHI will be represented by Professor Vikki Entwistle (University of Dundee), and Dr Gozde Ozakinci (University of St Andrews).