Clinical Informatics Research Unit

EDGE was developed by the Clinical Informatics Research Unit (CIRU) within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. We operate as an applied research and enterprise unit working nationally and internationally. Our aim and vision is to transform clinical research and practice through novel approaches to information and software management.

Within CIRU, we work on much more than just EDGE. Below you can find out more on what else we do within the Clinical Informatics Research Unit. 

CORE clinical

CORE (Clinical On-demand Research) covers a range of expert services which includes the design, build and running of electronic forms used in clinical trials across the UK and overseas. Not only does CORE create the forms you need, but it also offers randomisation, data management and provides you with those all-important study statistics. The team work closely with FormsVision BV who supply the ALEA eCRF system used as part of the CORE service.

Complete a CORE Support Form to request the services you need.

NCCI University of Southampton

KITE (Knowhow Ideas That Excite) focuses on developing bespoke healthcare innovation applications, using informatics. Using their skill and expertise, the new concepts team make ideas into reality. The group is formed of members of the Electronics and Computer Science department from the University of Southampton.

CDRI University of Southampton

AXIS (Access eXtract Integrate Safe Data) are part of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) 5-year funding programme working within the Data Science Cross cutting theme. Their mission is to set up a framework which clinical data extraction, transformation and integration with other research data could happen seamlessly and transparently, creating safer data sharing and access.

ResIn University of Southampton

ResIn (The Research Investments in global health study) is an analysis of global investments for health research, awarded from public and philanthropic funders in the G20 nations. They are a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaborative team who use award data from over 1000 national and international funders. With the vision to utilise dynamic, real-time data to promote evidence-informed policymaking.


At CIRU we work with a number of different organisations which include...

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