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Why work with EMERGE?

  • EMERGE is a leading UK academic Emergency Medicine research group with world class clinical and academic expertise.
  • EMERGE is an enthusiastic can-do research environment and is consistently the top recruiting UK Emergency Medicine site to Acute Care research.
  • EMERGE has a track record of delivering seamless industry research especially around biomarkers, data and novel technology
  • EMERGE has established strong collaborations with Edinburgh University, Dataloch and Lothian Bioresource with expertise in waste sample use
  • EMERGE has experience of commercial trials including phase 1 trials and has appropriate in house sample storage and centrifuge facilities
  • EMERGE is a world leading clinical research infrastructure with a well developed standardised governance framework
  • EMERGE is embedded within NHS Lothian which has many active commercial clinical trials in a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • EMERGE and its academics are part of Edinburgh University’s Acute Care group
  • NHS Scotland is a single unified health system with some of the best health data in the world and an informatics capability able to exploit electronic patient records, linkable through a unique NHS patient identifier, enabling clinical trials, stratified medicine and genetic studies
Testimonials from those working with EMERGE

“EMERGE are one of the world leading emergency medicine research groups when it comes to delivering clinical device trials especially in the field of cardiovascular medicine. This was exemplified by their practice changing IPED study which KardiaMobile ECG devices were utilised and demonstrated significant benefits to both patients and staff. AliveCor are honoured to have been involved with this.”

Sean WarrenBusiness Director AliveCor UK/ IRE

‘The EMERGE team has an outstanding record of delivering ‘front door’ time critical research. This ranges across numerous acute conditions, ranging from heart failure to stroke to sepsis, and many others. The excellent team structure and organisation is ‘specialty agnostic’, working with a wide range of clinicians and academics with a common goal of delivering challenging research that requires a patient to be approached and offered participation in a study at a stressful and difficult time. The teams amazing achievements during the COVID pandemic in recruiting literally thousands of people to urgent COVID studies, such as the Recovery trial, are testament to their commitment and dedication to improving care through clinical research.’

Professor Tim WalshDirector of Research & Innovation, NHS Lothian & SE Scotland East Region