Developing clinical research infrastructure in Scotland: the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network

Author(s): Peter J Connelly, Emma Law, John M Starr

In this paper, we look at how the environment for clinical research in dementia developed in Scotland from a position where we were under-performing and had lost key academic leadership. We discuss how a clinician-led research network has improved the scope of research and is leading to a resurgence of interest in using Scotland as a base for developing and undertaking clinical research.