Edinburgh Medical School

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Our research activities are based in the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and the Usher Institute.

Developing Teachers of the Future

Research and teaching

Find more details about our research and teaching, including postgraduate studying opportunities.

Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences website

Institutes and centres

Usher Institute includes:

Clinical Trials Unit

The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) sits within the Usher Institute. It acts as a centre-point for the clinical trial activity undertaken across the University and NHS Lothian. 

It provides support for designing, running and reporting clinical trials and health service research studies, hosts a methodological research team and supports research capacity building across Lothian.  ECTU is closely affiliated with the Lothian Research Safe Haven and provides data linkages services across the University.  ECTU achieved full registration status with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration in 2007 and works under a quality framework in accordance with ICH GCP. 

Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit