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The competition for the Digital Innovation Hubs is now live and you can find out the details, including the criteria, in the Prospectus on the Medical Research Council website.

Frequently asked questions about the competition for Hubs will be published here.

Initially funded through the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) investment to kick-start the approach, these Hubs will be formal collaborations between NHS, academic organisations and industry and focused on meeting demonstrable industry needs. Each Hub will be set up to demonstrate and drive the utility of expert health data science, likely based on an area of expertise.  But this is not a research project – Hubs will be expected to provide data, curate the data and offer services for research and innovation.

Digital Innovation Hubs will subscribe to the Alliance’s Terms & Conditions on information governance, ethics, intellectual property rights and commercial models as a data controller, and to the set of services in the Gateway

Over time, the intention is to extend across UK to support complete population coverage of integrated health data and access to health data science.