The UK has a world leading health data infrastructure. This year the UK government and the National Health service have published information about new ways of working with this data to advance health services and knowledge of disease.

These reports, including the Goldacre report, point to the need for large datasets containing people’s health information to be held in Trusted Research Environments (TREs) and for data to be analysed using Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAPs) with software, analysis plans and outputs which are standardised so that they are interoperable and reproducible.

Webinar Aims:

HDR UK are partnering with DNAnexus to demystify the concept of RAPs and provide an overview of some of the computational tools and methods that make building RAPs easier.


This webinar is aimed at researchers working with individual level patient/public data; epidemiologists, statisticians, clinical trials statisticians, health data analysts, human geneticists and data custodians including those with data in the UK Health Data Research Alliance. However, anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

Interested in learning more about reproducibility? Find training on this as well as a range of other topics all for free on HDR UK Futures.

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    • Importance of data safety – Munisa Hashimi
    • The health data landscape in the UK: HDR UK Alliance – Paola Quattroni
    • What is a Trusted Research Environment? – Fatemeh Torabi & Utkarsh Agrawal
    • Data standards for clinical data – Monica Jones & Ben Busby
      • Data standards and workflow description with “omics” data
      • Data standards and workflow description with imaging data
      • Crossing with other public datasets
      • Computational reproducibility
      • Containerisation with Docker and Singularity
    • How does cloud computing enable collaborative research? – Ted Laderas
      • Deeper dive into the role of cloud computing in TREs and how data is securely analysed
    • Audience feedback and questions