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The Institute's work has positive effects on a local, national and international level.

Economic impact

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Independent analysis details economic contribution of Roslin to local, national and global economies.

Sources of income

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Roslin research is supported by a breadth of funding.

Operational impact

Roslin contributes to the local, national and international economies.

Business support impact

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Our interactions with businesses enable sharing research and knowledge.

Agriculture and aquaculture sector impacts

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Roslin's support for the economy encompasses a range of sectors.

Human health

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Discoveries made by Roslin scientists benefit the health of people as well as animals.

Future impacts

Roslin's impact is expected to continue to grow, supported by data-driven discoveries.

Case studies

The Vet School, of which Roslin is a part, and SRUC jointly submitted a range of case studies in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment.


Through key strategic partnerships the Roslin Institute is able to grow the impact and reputation of its world-leading science.

Roslin response to UK Government consultation on gene editing

Read our full response to the UK Government's consultation on gene editing.

Roslin Institute contributions towards mitigating the impact of livestock on climate change

We welcome the UK Government’s commitment to Net Zero as part of a global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.