Our ‘One Institute’ strategy sets out our vision for the next 20 years – for large scale data and advanced analytics to benefit every patient interaction, clinical trial, biomedical discovery and enhance public health – our five year ambitions and plans for 2019/20.  

It focuses on key areas of sciencepeople and infrastructure, all underpinned by our commitment to earning public trust through engagement and involvement in the use of health data for research.

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Great science will be achieved through developing advanced techniques to analyse complex and diverse health data and seize its power to solve health challenges. By bringing together the areas of maths, statistics, computer science and interdisciplinary teams we will develop analytical methods and tools to shape the future of healthcare.

Find out more about our science. 


Our talent and training work aims to create a Health Data Research UK Alumnus Network of more than 10,000 health data scientists spanning all career stages, from school-leaver to senior research manager and international opinion leaders. Through programmes including masters degrees, doctoral training and fellowships, we will support both educational and career pathways in order to create leaders within health data research, to influence the science and infrastructure of tomorrow.

Find out more about our talent and training work.


With the competition for Digital Innovation Hubs opening on 7 May 2019, our commitment to great infrastructure is already underway. With an ambition to create world-leading Hubs for scientific research and digital innovation by developing a cutting-edge infrastructure and a UK approach to secure research data services, we will eliminate the restrictions to responsible health data access.

For further information about our infrastructure work, visit the Digital Innovation Hubs section.

Public involvement, engagement and participation shapes everything we do and we are committed to earning trust in how health data is used.  Health Data Research UK works in partnership with a wide range of organisations and individuals and champions the trustworthy use of data and digitisation for the public good.