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AQMEN

AQMEN is an established provider of training, capacity building and knowledge exchange activities in the area of statistical methods and data analysis

crfr

CRFR

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships produces, supports, stimulates and shares, high quality social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse

skape

SKAPE

SKAPE conducts innovative and critical research on the relationship between knowledge and policy

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CCC

The Centre on Constitutional Change  is a leading centre for the study of constitutional change and territorial politics in the United Kingdom and beyond

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CRITIQUE

The Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought is a dynamic hub for ethical and critical analysis of urgent social challenges

ceser

CeSeR

CeSeR is an interdisciplinary centre that aims to promote and link diverse forms of security research across disciplines

edcma

EdCMA

The Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology is a world leading academic unit dedicated to the anthropological study of the body, health, and medicine

europa

Edinburgh Europa Institute

The Europa Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre devoted to the study of the governance, institutions, law and policies of Europe

responsible innovation

Edinburgh Hub for Responsible Innovation

A focal point for cross-college research, teaching and policy exchange activities around Responsible Research and Innovation.

qstep

Edinburgh Q-Step Centre

Edinburgh Q-Step Centre equips students with the quantitative skills needed in tomorrow’s Social Scientists

engineering life

Engineering Life

The Engineering Life project focuses on the emerging field of synthetic biology, which promises to engineer the living world

global development academy

Global Development Academy

The Global Development Academy makes a profound contribution to global development that is practical as well as intellectual

ghpu

Global Health Policy Unit

GHPU is a unique, cross-disciplinary team committed to addressing the major global health policy challenges facing countries of all income-levels

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Innogen

The Innogen Institute is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Open University that produces high quality research and supports the delivery of innovation that is profitable, safe and societally useful

issti

SSTI

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation is a research network bringing together groups who are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation

nrlabs

Neuropolitics Research Lab

NRlabs produces transdisciplinary research, utilizing developments in the cognitive neurosciences, to shed new light on political attitudes, identities and decision-behaviours

qstep

Q Step Academy

The Q-Step Academy provides free training and resources on statistical literacy for staff and pupils in the Social Sciences

Research Training Centre

Research Training Centre

RTC applies expertise in a diverse set of social science methods through teaching and research to contribute new insights to the key challenges in society

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