The Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is committed to providing highest quality evidence-based care to all patients attending the department.  With this aim, research activity (along with audit) is seen as integral to improving patient care, either directly when comparing treatments or indirectly when evaluating working processes. 

At any one time, there will be several projects actively recruiting participants, ranging from grant funded large multicentre randomised trials to smaller observational studies undertaken as part of trainee development.

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The Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMeRGE) has been established with three related aims:

  • To support the individual researcher and project, in order to improve the quality of the research or audit, 
  • To co-ordinate the departmental research activity, in order to facilitate the research and minimise disruption to normal clinical practice,
  • To raise the local and national profile of Emergency Medicine research.

These aims will be achieved by:

  • Providing researchers with guidance and information on research processes, from research idea to implementation,
  • Raising awareness of research amongst clinical staff,
  • Ensuring training in Good Clinical Practice and other research related procedures,
  • Regularly reviewing impact of research activity and provision of up-dates on progress (meetings/newsletter),
  • Maintaining a Research Register to record & co-ordinate research activity.