At Cleveland Clinic, basic scientific research is conducted both in research labs based in clinical departments, and through the Lerner Research Institute. Many Cleveland Clinic staff members hold appointments in both a clinical department and at the Lerner Research Institute.
The Lerner Research Institute is an integrated research community where collaboration and interaction are fostered and prized. With more than 125 staff investigators and annual research expenditures exceeding $70 million, it is one of the largest private research facilities in the country. In 1997, Lerner Research Institute received $60 million in external grants, contracts and other revenues. Scientists at the Research Institute collaborate extensively with their clinical colleagues to find scientific solutions to specific medical problems.