Edinburgh Health Informatics

Facilities and partners

Data generation and analysis capabilities; collaborations across the UK – the ideal place to make ideal connections.

Edinburgh BioQuarter campus and view from BioQuarter Nine


Whether you’re a researcher-entrepreneur or from a company that seeks an academic partner, call on Edinburgh Health Informatics for solutions.

We span a host of strategic initiatives across Scotland, the UK and internationally.

At BioQuarter Nine, we have the Farr Institute which is co-located on level 2 with the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC).

Farr@Scotland is a partnership between six Scottish universities and NHS National Services Scotland which harnesses privacy protected patient health data and other population based datasets for research purposes.

The University of Edinburgh led ADRC provides researchers with a wide range of de-identified government collected data on housing, transport, welfare, health, social work, older people’s services, education and criminal justice systems.

The University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, a specialist research institute which focuses on population health sciences, global health research and medical Informatics, is also located on level 2 of BioQuarter Nine.

The Usher Institute is co-directed by Professor Andrew Morris, Vice Principal Data Science and Chief Scientist Health at the Scottish Government, with world-leading computer scientist Professor Dave Robertson, who formerly led the University’s hugely successful School of Informatics.

We’re also closely linked with mature commercialisation expertise that can claim measurable impact on company formation, industry investment, entrepreneur training & mentoring and IP protection.

Informatics Ventures has created more start-up and spin-out companies than any other UK university school over the past decade. Sunergos Innovations handles much of the commercialisation activity at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

Edinburgh Health Informatics collaborates with the Scottish Funding Council supported Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre and the Data Lab Innovation Centre which are established to help industry capitalize on growing market opportunities presented by data science. We also meet regularly with Scottish Enterprise to keep abreast of funding and support initiatives offered through Scotland’s lead development agency.


For your next golden opportunity, discover Edinburgh Health Informatics


Farr Institute @ Scotland


Usher Institute

Informatics Ventures

Digital Health & Care Institute

Data Lab Innovation Centre

Scottish Enterprise