Edinburgh Clinical Trials

Our Partners

We collaborate and work with a range of partner organisations.

Academic and Clinical Central Office for Research and Development (ACCORD) a partnership between NHS Lothian Research and Development and the University of Edinburgh.


CaCTUS, the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, Scotland is a partnership between the Cancer Research UK Trials Unit in Glasgow and the NHS Cancer Clinical Trials Service in Edinburgh.

The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC): world-leading scientists and clinicians who drive the discovery, development and testing of new treatments to combat cancer.


The Clinical Research Imaging Centre (CRIC) a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.            

The Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) a University of Edinburgh research facility located in the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility provides state of the art facilities to support multidisciplinary clinical research locally, nationally and internationally.                    

Information on courses and the MSc in Clinical Trials: Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility - Education Programme


Health Services Research partners

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

NHS Lothian (ACCORD)

University of Edinburgh


The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

The electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS) provides a single point of contact to assist in the completion of applications to the Public Benefit and Privacy and assist researchers in study design, approvals and data access in a secure environment.


Chief Scientists Office (CSO) are part of the Scottish Government Health Directorates.


The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) provides a forum that enables all Partners to work together to transform the clinical research environment in the UK.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulatory framework for Medicines, medical devices and blood regulation and safety: clinical trials and investigations