Research at Tays

About 110 new health science research projects are launched in Tays every year.  They produce about a thousand scientific publications each year.  The researchers at Tays produce about 1000 scientific publications annually. 

An average of 60 doctoral degrees are completed at the Tays campus each year.

The research is financed with state research funding (VTR), other public science funding, budget funding from the hospital district as well as industrial assignments, totalling approximately 9 million euros per year.

Kauppi Campus

In addition to the Tampere University Hospital, it includes the University of Tampere and especially its Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology and the Department of Health Sciences of the Faculty of Social Sciences, as well as Tampere University of Applied Sciences and companies in the field. There are a total of 6000 professionals and 24,000 students in the area. Approximately 7500 customers visit the area every day.

Tays is intensifying its cooperation with other actors on the Kauppi campus. For example, Biobank Tampere and Tays Cancer Centre have been created in cooperation.  Cooperation supports the creation of a business ecosystem in the campus area. The Centre for Skills Training and Simulation and the Surgical Education Centre are also parts of the entity and offer competence development opportunities for health care students and professionals.

Why is medical research in a hospital important?

In Tays active research can be seen in many ways in the work with patients. You may be asked to be a research patient in a wide variety of projects.  The nature of the project and the purpose of the study and the obligations and rights of the subject are reflected in the information and consent forms given to you.

Through research

  • health care professionals familiarise themselves with certain diseases and patient groups more deeply than before. With this expertise, they often assume the greatest responsibility for the treatment of the patient group in question in the long term.
  • we introduce new treatment practices for patients as early as possible
  • we monitor the effectiveness of existing treatment practices and any adverse effects they may cause to the patient
  • we can attract the best experts in their field to work for us
  • and in cooperation with various research institutes, we can participate in the development of new diagnostics and new medicines or other therapies.
  • In other words, the research work prepares for the transition to new forms of treatment. Right now, we're preparing for a breakthrough in precision medicine. In order to be able to direct expensive but more effective treatments to the right patients and at the right time, each treatment needs to be monitored more closely.

What kind of research are we doing at the hospital?

Some studies require a strong commitment from the patient while other studies can take place in the background without requiring any effort from the subject. An example of the first type are demanding pharmaceutical research projects, and an example of the second type are biobank research projects where you may need to give just one additional blood sample in conjunction with other laboratory tests.

Research in health sciences in PSHP complies with

  • the instruction manual
  • legislation on research
  • ethical standards
  • guidance on good clinical practice (ICH-GCP) and
  • good scientific practices.