Research is an integral part of health science development, and thus a strategically important area for Horsens Regional Hospital. As an educational institution, the hospital is obligated to conduct research, and research activity is also significant regarding recruitment of new staff.

Horsens Regional Hospital is still undergoing a rapid development in the field of research, and in recent years, efforts have been made to make research in the departments a natural part of the hospital's tasks. This is reflected e.g. in the hospital's increasing number of PhD students as well as scientific publications.