Clinical medical research in Finland is of a very high standard. It has consistently been ranked best in the world when assessed in terms of the number of citations of articles from different countries.

Clinical Research Institute HUCH administers externally funded clinical studies done at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) and develops research services in cooperation with HUS and the University of Helsinki. Clinical Research Institute HUCH has operated at the Meilahti Campus since 1992. HUS has centralised the preparation and administration of clinical studies funded by companies and external organisations at the Institute since 2000. The Institute is thus a contractual party in all HUS research agreements made with companies.

Together with the Meilahti hospitals of HUCH and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, Clinical Research Institute HUCH
(HYKS Instituutti Oy) comprises the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. The Center is the largest clinical medical research network in Finland and has a significant international impact.