The Moredun Foundation  was established in 1920 and was originally called the Animal Diseases Research Association. The charity is dedicated to the improvement of animal health and wellbeing through research and education and governs the work of the Moredun Research Institute .
Moredun Research Institute receives funding from the Research Programmes commissioned by The Scottish Government Environment and Rural Affairs Directorate. Moredun also receives additional funding from competitive awards from national and international agencies and the EU. Commercially sponsored research is channelled through the Institute’s affiliated company Moredun Scientific .
Since 1998, Moredun has been located in a purpose-built International Research Centre at the hub of Pentlands Science Park , a bioscience centre developed by the Moredun Foundation. This site enables the Institute to strengthen its links with industry and commerce.