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 a 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. 

Training opportunities for students & staff

Andor microscopes demonstration at the IRR:

Booking for the Dragonfly 600 microscope (available from 19 to 26 September)

Booking for the BC43 microscope (available from 20 to 22 September)

“All about Mass Cytometry” workshop (27 September): For more information and to register, follow this link to our Eventbrite page or scan the code on the flyer:

Introduction to image processing and analysis with Fiji/ImageJ and other analysis freeware - September/October 2023

CVS CPR seminar series 2022 - Presentations from Core Facility Managers

Short courses by Edinburgh Imaging

Training programmes by CMVM Research Facilities

UK Technology Specialists Network (Technical staff)

RItrainPlus Knowledge Exchange Programme (Technical staff)

HEaTED homepage (Technical staff)

National Technician Development Centre (Technical staff)


Events by and including CMVM Research facilities

PET is Wonderful Meeting - 23 and 24 October 2023

Past events


A researcher at a scanner

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

A researcher in a lab looks at data on a computer screen

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

A researcher in the Mass Spectrometry lab

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.

Researchers in the lab

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

Two researchers in the Mass Spectrometry lab in conversation

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

A researcher wearing a visor at a scanner

Animal and cellular models, biomarker discovery and analysis.

A researcher in the Mass Spectrometry lab

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