In preparation for the launch of HDR UK’s new five-year strategy in April 2023, the meetings aim to bring HDR UK colleagues and stakeholders in the health data research sector together in-person to:

  • Build connections and grow the HDR UK network
  • Identify challenges, opportunities and priorities across the health data research ecosystem that HDR UK can support
  • Showcase work ongoing across HDR UK’s regional networks and consider how this should inform and support HDR UK’s future strategy.

Although in-person attendance is encouraged, there will be an option for attendees to join virtually.

Dates and locations

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4 July — HDR UK Midlands — Birmingham

TBC— HDR UK Northern Ireland — Belfast

What will the events cover

Meetings will be held over a half-day and include:

  • Welcome buffet lunch
  • Showcase of local work from HDR UK’s National Priorities, Capacity Building programmes, Hubs and other programmatic programmes
  • Overview of HDR UK’s strategy for its second five years
  • Discussion to explore how local skills and expertise can contribute to HDR UK’s vision, how integration across the UK-wide HDR UK community can be improved, and to identify priority opportunities to pursue additional leveraged investment. 

Who should attend

Meetings are open to all members of the HDR UK community – including affiliated researchers, members of the Alliance, contributors to the HDR UK Innovation Gateway, HDR UK students and fellows, stakeholders from HDR UK-leveraged programmes, and public advisory board members.

All meetings will also be attended by HDR UK’s Director, Andrew Morris, and members of HDR UK’s leadership team.

Individuals who aren’t already part of the HDR UK community, but are working locally in the health data research sector, are also welcome – including NHS Trusts, research organisations, academia and local government.

Attendees are encouraged to join meetings across the HDR UK network, in addition to their local event, in order to build UK-wide connections and learn more about regional health data research work of interest.