Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

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 co-ordinating centre for the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network UK DCTN. The editorial base for Cochrane Skin was located at CEBD until April 2023, at which point it moved to France.

Values of our Centre


As a research group, our core values address the latest challenges facing society today.

Read more about the values of our Centre. 


Key links

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The three interdependant cogs show how CEBD's key elements fit together, with patients being the driving force at the centre of everything we do.

Our research strategy

The research strategy of CEBD is very simple 'To do really good research'. We aim to do this by:

  • Collaborating with the best people who bring different skills and perspectives, wherever they are.
  • Getting the right staff structures in place to support development and conduct of research.
  • Maintaining focus on being world leaders in just a few research areas (disease topics include eczema, vitiligo and non-melanoma skin cancer; methods include systematic reviews, clinical trials and outcome measures).
  • Engaging with the community who use research to develop new ideas and to measure the impact of our research.
  • Taking advantage of the funding landscape: being in the right place with the right preliminary data at the right time.
  • Ensuring that research findings are disseminated credibly and accurately to funders, health care professionals and the wider community.
  • Conducting research that really matters to people - research that you would be proud of telling a member of the public about.

Our priority areas

  • Childhood skin disease
  • Skin diseases in older age
  • Diagnosis and prevention of skin disease
  • Rare skin conditions
  • Outcomes and diagnostics research
  • Women’s health (e.g vulval skin disease)

Networks and Collaborations

Cochrane Skin Harmonizing Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN)C3: CHORD COUSIN Collaboration Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Skin Special Interest groupSchool of Primary Care Research


Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
Applied Health Research Building
University Park, Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 68631
email: cebd@nottingham.ac.uk