The Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) in Tayside was the first Academic Health Science Centre in Scotland. It was jointly initiated by the Scottish Government, University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. TASC and TCTU are part of the AHSP, which aims to undertake high quality research to improve healthcare.

TCTU sits within and works closely with Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) who provide a range of services to clinical research, including research governance, monitoring, pharmacovigilance and facilities for clinical trials that TCTU lead.

TCTU was set up as a collaboration between the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. We work closely with clinical research staff from both organisations and encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Within TASC, we collaborate with the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) for research nurse support, Clinical Research Imaging Facility (CRIF) for imaging facilities and Dundee Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (DEBU) for statistical analysis support and the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) for randomisation and data linkage in clinical trials.

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) provides funding to TASC, which is used to support TCTU activities.