Shared research facilities

Explore the core facilities, shared equipment and expertise enabling our researchers to deliver cutting-edge research.

Our facilities boast maintained state-of-the-art technologies operated by expert, trained staff with track record of discoveries and insights. 

Services range from full packages, including delivering Good Clinical Practice accredited work, to providing training and assistance for users to access equipment.

Our shared research facilities are spread across our campuses. Use these pages to find the facility to deliver your research goals and contact the manager to access the facility. 

Applying for imaging study

We offer world-class clinical imaging systems to meet research and diagnostic needs.

Scientist and microscope

State-of-the-art facilities for optical image acquisition from biological samples and data analysis.

A photo of mass spectrometry equipment

Detect, identify and quantitate molecules in biological and clinical samples.

Techniques to study heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

IGMM Flow cytometry facility

We have three facilities of state-of-the-art flow cytometry equipment, and offer training and expertise.

Scott and Dahlia viewing information on computer screen

World-class platforms with a track record in successfully translating projects from target identification through to clinical evaluation.

Clinical research

We have processes, teams and technologies in place to support clinical research from approvals to sample analysis.

Mouse in handling tube

Animal and cellular models, biomarker discovery and analysis.

A machine containing several multiwell plates in a window and a gloved hand of a researcher holding one of the plates

State of the art facilities to enable transcriptomics, metabolomics, steroidomics and other analyses of signalling pathways and secreted factors.

Key partners

Edinburgh Innovations - The University of Edinburgh commercialisation arm.  External organisations interested in collaborative projects with our shared facilities should contact Edinburgh Innovations in the first instance.

Edinburgh Research Office - The first port of call for University staff planning funding applications.

Edinburgh BioQuarter

Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit

Bioresearch and Veterinary Services