At Cleveland Clinic, basic, or discovery, research is conducted in labs based in clinical departments and throughout the Lerner Research Institute. Many Cleveland Clinic staff members hold joint appointments in clinical departments and the Lerner Research Institute.
The Lerner Research Institute is an integrated research community with an emphasis on disease-focused research. Investigators collaborate extensively with their clinical colleagues to find solutions to specific medical problems. With more than 175 staff investigators and annual research expenditures exceeding $250 million, it is one of the largest private research facilities in the country. In 2012, the institute received $109 million in federal research funding.