TestEd News


The TestEd team included social scientists and public health researchers from the Usher Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences. They conducted surveys and interviews with students and staff who participated in the programme, as well as exploring reasons for non participation with the University of Edinburgh’s student panel: November 2022

Initiated in January 2021, the TestEd study sought to provide cheap, high sensitivity testing, to the student and staff population at the University of Edinburgh. In here we describe the preliminary findings revealing that different sensitivity is found in different levels of pooling: November 2022

We have launched a newsletter to keep you updated on the latest from the TestEd team: June 2022

This month we spoke with Taffy Moyo, Quality Accreditation Manager for TestEd, to learn about the future of TestEd. Taffy is working towards gaining UKAS accreditation for the TestEd laboratory: June 2022

During TestEd’s operation, survey and interview research has been undertaken with those University staff and students who participated: June 2022

Revision to TestEd Study protocol in keeping with Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidelines

David Perry and David Buchanan share how they create IT solutions to support both the participants of TestEd and the researchers: March 2022

In January 2021, The University of Edinburgh established a mass testing programme, TestEd, for detection of COVID-19 in asymptomatic staff and students who are studying or working on campus: March 2022

TestEd co-investigator Professor Linda Bauld shares her insights on the latest developments of the Covid-19 pandemic this week.

Operations Coordinator, Sam Gaston, gives an insider's view of the TestEd project.

The TestEd Management group has reviewed study procedures in light of the recent update to Scottish Government Covid-19 Guidelines: January 2022

We have launched a newsletter to keep you updated on the latest from the TestEd team.

We welcome the Beatson Institute to the TestEd programme.

The TestEd Study has now collected and analysed over 30,000 samples!

TestEd Co-Investigator, Professor Nick Gilbert describes saliva PCR testing in STV interview: June 2021

Professor Linda Bauld is awarded an OBE for services to guiding the public health response to, and public understanding of, COVID-19: 14 June 2021

A £1.8 million award from UK Research and Innovation will enable the TestEd team to provide fast and cost-effective twice weekly COVID-19 testing across the University.

The next few weeks will see the opening of many more centres across the University as the study scales up.