Our founding core funders have jointly invested in Health Data Research UK for a five-year period (quinquennium). The funds support long-term scientific and research studies, training and infrastructure that contribute to data science at scale, support our One Institute approach and deliver long-term impact on the health of patients and populations across the UK. We also raise thematic funding to support specific programmes of work.

HDR UK is now over halfway through its first quinquennium, and thus preparations for our quinquennial review are underway.

Core Themes Blue Sky meetings – April 2021 

Currently, our Research Directors and core theme leads (who lead acrossApplied Analytics, Better Care, Clinical Trials, Human Phenome, Improving Public Health and Understanding Causes of Disease National Priorities, Infrastructure and Training ) are in the process of bringing the national communities around each theme together to develop the scientific vision for QQ2, as well as crystallising the main achievements of QQ1. 

The dates of open meetings to support this process are as follows: 

  • Improving Public Health – 29th March
  • Clinical Trials – 14th April
  • Applied Analytics – 19th April
  • Human Phenome – 21st April
  • Better Care – 22nd April
  • Training – 28th April
  • Infrastructure – 30th April
  • Understanding Causes of Disease – 5th May

If you would like to contribute to any of these meetings to help shape the scientific vision, please get in touch with the people listed below, who will be able to provide you with registration details. This is an opportunity for community members to register their interest, including in areas they have not been previously involved in.

Frontiers meeting – 26 April 2021 

The first of two Frontiers meetings, which provide a collaborative opportunity for our community and partners to come together to shape the HDR UK vision, strategy and delivery for the second quinquennium.  

Register here

The meeting agenda is available here. 

We encourage you to join us for these key meetings to share your ideas for the future of HDR UK, at this exciting and pivotal point in HDR UK’s evolution!