Other useful resources

Other resources of potential interest.

XDF Programme Tutorials

A selection of presentations delivered by researchers from the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (formerly Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine) in Edinburgh as part of the Cross-disciplinary Fellowships [XDF] Programme. These tutorials cover a broad range of biomedical science (and related) topics and are intended to provide general introduction to complex biomedical problems for people with little previous exposure to biomedical research. Some videos are accessible to University of Edinburgh affiliates only.


Lynda.com online courses

Lynda.com is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high quality video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills. The University has recently procured a three-year campus-wide licence for use by staff and students.

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/lynda

Springer open access books

Springer has released hundreds of free books on a broad range of topics to the general public. The list, covers a wide range of scientific and technological topics.

Website: https://www.springeropen.com/books

A subset of Machine Learning and Data books from the collection is also specified on the following website:


Free OpenLearn courses from the Open University

Nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas. Courses are available to start right away.

Website: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/free-courses


The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the Broad Research Communication Lab (BRCL) Fellows.

Website: http://mitcommlab.mit.edu/broad/use-the-commkit/

PubMed Online Training

Tutorials on searching biomedical literature using PubMed - a free resource that provides access to the National Library of Medicine database of citations and abstracts.


PubMed Bookshelf

PubMed Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. Search, read, and discover.


MIT Open Textbooks

Free online access to books and documents in health sciences and technology.



The open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.


PubMed Biomedical Research and Informatics

A hub containing links to many biomedical resources and databases.


Oxford Biomedical Research Centre - Online Resources and Toolkits

Evidence based medicine and healthcare resources


Science on Saturday at Yale

Science Saturdays is a special lecture series designed for families that brings the excitement of research and the passion of scientists to school-age children and adults. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and engaging science demonstrations run by Yale college students. The lectures are free and open to the public. Many of them on topics related to biomedical sciences.


MIT VideoLectures

A free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.