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Research in Scotland

Strong infrastructure and world-class clinical and academic expertise create a vibrant research environment in Scotland with clinical research embedded within our NHS.

As a location for research and clinical trials, Scotland has a number of advantages over many other countries, including:

Further to these strengths, a strong ethos of partnership working between NHS, Academia and Industry continually enhances research, clinical and commercial opportunities in Scotland and together we work to ensure that Scotland remains an excellent single research site, while also improving our global competitiveness and helping us face the challenges of chronic disease.