Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
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About us


The Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) has an international reputation for skin research and evidence based practice. The majority of our research is funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) or medical charities.

We produce around 40-50 peer-reviewed publications per year and we are one of the highest income generators for non-commercial dermatology research in the world. 

CEBD is the editorial base for the Cochrane Skin and the co-ordinating centre for the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network UK DCTN.


Our research strategy

The three core areas of our activities are

  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical trials
  • Dissemination

By summarising what is known about treatments and the prevention of skin disease through systematic reviews, we are able to identify knowledge gaps. We are also involved in the creation of priority setting partnerships, as these inititiatives help to establish which research questions are most important to patients and healthcare professionals. These activities allow us to develop clinically relevant randomised controlled trials to address real research needs.

As a research group we are well aware that creating research is just the first step to making a difference to patients’ lives, or causing a change in clinical practice. As such, we work hard to ensure that our research output is disseminated widely and in a variety of formats to the people who will benefit from it, and thereby will be used to inform guidelines and clinical care pathways.




Our research strategy can be thought of as three interdependant cogs, with patients being the driving force at the centre of everything we do.



Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1048