In addition to routine clinical services in numerous laboratories at Hacettepe University Hospitals, scientific studies are carried out to develop new methods for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including molecular/genetic diagnosis. Many projects are carried out in which current treatments are investigated together with both domestic and international organizations.
Our hospitals employ a large number of scientists who are competent, recognized and their work has been awarded by national and international scientific organizations. Hacettepe University Hospitals have been the best in Turkey for many years when evaluated in terms of the articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and the number of citations given to them. Hacettepe University Hospitals academicians regularly engage in domestic and international education activities every year and represent our country at the highest level with their activities. Academicians also carry out numerous experimental and pioneering studies in cooperation with research laboratories.
Founded in November 2009 at Hacettepe University, the Clinical Research Unit carries out audit and regulation activities related to clinical research. There are currently over 900 clinical trials, at least 150 of which are active. The research laboratories within Hacettepe University Hospitals are closely related to the clinic and are pioneers in the diagnosis of special and rare diseases in our country and around the world. Clinical research is not only decisive in patient diagnosis and treatment, but also provides an update of outcomes and diagnostic/treatment algorithms, guiding the medical world.
Research laboratories regularly receive project support from the university and from national and international organizations, especially TUBITAK. Just as researchers receive invitations abroad, many foreign researchers participate as observers/researchers in the laboratory studies of Hacettepe University Hospitals.