Conducting transformative research that impacts upon healthcare, the Usher Institute improves the health and wellbeing of patients, communities and populations locally and globally.
The Institute brings together a critical mass of researchers with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, informatics, computer science, clinical science, sociology, social policy, governance, ethics, politics, medical law psychology, economics, geography, health promotion and medicine to create a truly interdisciplinary research institute.
The Usher Institute includes space within NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter and at Teviot Place, in the Central Area.
Centre for Population Health Sciences
Centre for Global Health Research
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.