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About the Hubs

Initially funded through the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) investment to kick-start the approach, these Hubs are formal collaborations between NHS, academic organisations, patients, charities and industry.  Each Hub will be set up to demonstrate and drive the utility of expert health data science, 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.

Health Data Research 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 100 organisations from the NHS and universities to charities and technology and pharmaceutical companies across the UK are involved in the hubs.  The aim is to bring their collective expertise together to maximise the value of health data research potentially benefiting millions of people across the country.

List of partners within the Hubs

Health Data Research Hubs

Hub Competition

Assessment Panel

An independent assessment panel reviewed the bids for the Hubs in Summer 2019.  The panel included:

  • Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham (chair)
  • Professor Peter Bradley
  • Sarah Brooke
  • Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
  • Dr John D. Halamka, M.D.
  • Professor Derek Hill
  • Professor Dame Sue Hill
  • Professor Jackie Hunter
  • John Jeans CBE
  • Dr Dominic King
  • Professor Carole Longson
  • Dr Sam Roberts
  • Dr Andrew Roddam
  • Dr Margaret Rogers
  • Professor Steve Thornton

Download the biographies for the assessment panel

Supporting information

Digital Innovation Hub Programme Prospectus

Digital Innovation Hub Programme Prospectus Appendix: Principles for Participation

Watch the Health Data Research Hubs Launch

Metadata Onboarding

As part of the work towards developing the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway, all Hubs are expected to take part in the metadata onboarding process to aid in data discovery.

Click here to download the slides from the Metadata Onboarding webinar