United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh

The TRICALS team at the University of Edinburgh is part of CARE-MND (Clinical Audit Research and Evaluation-MND), which is a platform that aims to integrate clinical care with research for people with motor neurone disease across Scotland.

CARE-MND is a partnership between the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research (a Scotland-wide network for researchers, clinicians and specialist nurses) and the charity MND Scotland.

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic is a University of Edinburgh research facility that hosts specialist clinics for people living with MND in Edinburgh and the Lothians.


Foundation year



Prof. Siddharthan Chandran

Principal investigator(s)

The Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research has approx. 50 Principal investigators.


All the neurologists who see people with MND in Scotland

Research nurses

People with MND in Scotland are assigned one of 16 clinical specialists; the team is led by Consultant Nurse Judith Newton


Suvankar Pal, Sharon Abrahams, Maria Stavrou, Shuna Colville, Jenna Gregory, Judy Newton, Siddharthan Chandran, Richard Davenport (absent)

Ongoing trials

Type Name no patients
Observational studies

MND Register / CARE-MND platform

recruitment ongoing

Regenerative Neurology Tissue Bank

recruitment ongoing

GTAC: Genomic Translation for ALS Care

recruitment now

MND Brain Bank

recruitment ongoing

Speak:Unique – The Voicebank Research Project

recruitment ongoing

Patterns of Behaviour and Personality in People with Neurodegenerative Disease and their Family Members

recruitment now

Digital Legacies

recruitment now

TONic: Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions – Quality of Life and neurological disease

recruitment now

For more information on the studies:


Have a look at our most recent publications.

Contact information

University of Edinburgh

49 Little France Crescent-Chancellor
EH16 4SB, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0131 242 7985