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Health Data Research UK

HSC R&D Division contributes funding to Health Data Research UK (HDR UK).

By harnessing health and biomedical data in the UK, HDR UK will develop and apply cutting edge data science approaches in order to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public.

HDR UK is a joint investment led by the Medical Research Council, together with the National Institute for Health Research (England), the Chief Scientist Office (Scotland), Health and Care Research Wales, Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Heart Foundation and Wellcome.

HDR UK’s mission is to make game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations through data science research and innovation. Click here to go to the HDR UK website>

To achieve this a network of inter-disciplinary research expertise has been created across six sites. These HDR UK Sites will develop secure and controlled environments within the highest standards of data security, privacy and ethical approval, to provide expert research data services and enable the ethical analysis and sharing of health care, clinical, genomic, biological and other multi-dimensional data. They will also enable the application of new cutting-edge technologies to enhance decision making and improve healthcare, as science heads into the fourth industrial revolution.

One of the sites is HDR UK Wales and Northern Ireland Click here for more information>