Our strategy in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is to mobilise talent and partnerships across the UK to:

  1. Co-ordinate and connect national data science driven research efforts related to COVID-19
  2. Accelerate access to UK-wide priority data relevant to COVID-19 for research
  3. Leverage the best of the UK’s health data science capability to address the wider impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting vulnerable groups that will be hardest hit

To ensure that the most promising research questions are supported, and to limit distraction of the NHS, we are using a process to prioritise research efforts and report these to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).  Find out more about our work to advise SAGE here and find the latest report below.

Read the latest SAGE report here (27 October 2020)

National Core Studies

The National Core Studies are using health data and research to inform our long-term response to COVID-19 and accelerating progress in establishing a world-leading health data and research infrastructure for the future.  Read more about the studies and HDR UK’s role in the “Data and Connectivity” study.