The Research Unit houses an interdisciplinary environment with research collaboration between general medicine, psychology, theology, sociology of religion, anthropology, medical risk communication, statistics, health economics, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery and public health science. The unit's interdisciplinary collaboration incorporates multiple methods both within quantitative and qualitative research.

In addition to having several PhD students and Postdoc students, the Research Unit is responsible for the research training programme for general practitioners (GPs).