The leading-edge facilities and groundbreaking work carried out at Tayside's Clinical Research Centre (CRC) went on show to the public on Monday May 20th 2013, when the £13 million facility hosted an open day. Visitors were able to visit the custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities to see how clinical research helps improve health and leads to better medicines and treatments – staff were on hand for questions and visitors could undergo a range of health checks including blood pressure and BMI measuring. The CRC was developed by the University of Dundee in collaboration with NHS Tayside.
Dundee Medical School's Clinical Skills Centre hosted the 'Go Dundee Learning Journey' on Saturday May 18th 2013 - a strategic public engagement initiative that showcases Dundee as a great place to live and work. The 2013 theme was "Science and the City", with visitors gaining valuable insight into major scientific developments, including work in the University of Dundee. At the Clinical Skills Centre's Dow Simulation Suite - at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School – visitors learned about the Centre's pioneering role in improving training for clinical disciplines, including the contribution that Tayside's community makes, with out–patients and other local volunteers participating in the Suite's training simulations.