College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

How our research works

Explore our research institutes, facilities, and discover more about research support and commercialisation.

An architect's drawing of the expansion of the BioQuarter campus

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.

Institutes, Centres, Facilities and Cross-Campus Networks



Reseach support and commercialisation

The website for our our researchers and collaborators, working in in both research and commercialisation activities:

Reseach support and commercialisation website

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.

Career Development



Visit the A-Z below for links to facilities.



Research support and commercialisation

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The College is committed to maintaining and expanding its research funding, and translating the resulting research into impact for health and wealth in Scotland, the UK and globally. It has put an infrastructure in place to assist researchers in fulfilling this agenda.

Research ethics and integrity

The University of Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that research ethics, integrity and governance have a high profile and are firmly embedded in the University’s ethos and culture.

Career Development

Researcher and mentor
We deliver research training schemes to get and keep the most talented early career researchers, developing our culture of translation of research to maximise impact on health and wealth.

Edinburgh Research Explorer

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Edinburgh Research Explorer is the University's online, searchable database of research activity.

Related links


Case studies

Read examples of our research impact case studies on the University Research website.

Research Impact Case Studies


Research in a nutshell - online collection of 1 minute videos introducing the University of Edinburgh's academic staff and their research.

Research in a nutshell


Edinburgh Drug Discovery

Translates projects from target identification through to clinical evaluation.

Edinburgh Drug Discovery


Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit

Designs, plans and delivers clinical research studies.

Clinical trials strategy website