How our research works
Explore our research institutes, facilities, and discover more about research support and commercialisation.
We are the UK’s only unified College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Research programmes within the College explicitly link biomedicine and veterinary medicine, promoting the concept of "One Medicine", and medicine and agriculture, promoting the concept of "One Health".
Our research approach ranges from molecules to man, from bench to bedside, from process to population - and 'from lab to labrador.'
Insitutes and centres
The College has six major research institutes. Each institute has over 500 members of staff and postgraduate research students. They are:
- The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
- The Institute of Genetics and Cancer
- The Usher Institute
- Edinburgh Neuroscience
- The Roslin Institute
- Institute for Regeneration and Repair
Each of the institutes have state-of-the-art infrastructure, with over 500 principal investigators, post-doctoral research assistants and graduate students working in the building.
Each of these institutes is home to a number of interrelated centres, led by internationally renowned scientists.
Reseach support and commercialisation
The website for our our researchers and collaborators, working in in both research and commercialisation activities:
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented early career researchers, and developing our culture of translation of research to maximise impact on health and wealth.
Visit the A-Z below for links to facilities.
Research support and commercialisation
Research ethics and integrity
Edinburgh Research Explorer
Read examples of our research impact case studies on the University Research website.
Research in a nutshell - online collection of 1 minute videos introducing the University of Edinburgh's academic staff and their research.
Edinburgh Drug Discovery
Translates projects from target identification through to clinical evaluation.
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit
Designs, plans and delivers clinical research studies.