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Caroline Cake to join Health Data Research UK as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director
Health Data Research UK has appointed Caroline Cake as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director following a search that attracted significant interest from an international field of candidates. Caroline joins Health Data Research UK on 8 Octob...
Queen’s University Belfast and Swansea University join new £54 Million UK health data science institute.
The National Institute for data science in health, Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK), has launched its Wales and Northern Ireland site as part of an initial £54 million investment to transform healthcare through data science. Queen’s University...
Swansea Summer Internship Programme
This is a guest post from HDR UK Wales and Northern Ireland As part of our ongoing commitment to bring forward the next generation of data scientists, we welcomed two undergraduate interns to the Data Science Building this summer. Sam Dobbie an...
British Heart Foundation announces plans for a new UK cardiovasular data science centre
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has signalled its intention to create a new centre for data science to continue its ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory disease, in partnership with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the UK Instit...
Maintaining public trust in use of Big Data for health science
In a comment piece published today for The Lancet Oncology, one of the world’s premier cancer journals, a collaborative team of international researchers outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research...
Digital Innovation Hubs: Developing a UK Wide Health Data Research Platform
Developing a UK Wide Health Data Research Platform We are planning a Technology Sector Symposium to start a conversation with potential partners to help us develop the new platform for the Digital Innovation Hub. Details of our event are below an...
£37.5m investment in Digital Innovation Hubs to tackle Britain’s biggest health challenges
Faster development of new treatments for diseases like cancer, heart disease and asthma are set to emerge following a £37.5 million investment in new Digital Innovation Hubs across the UK. The new hubs will help connect regional health and care ...
Propensity scores, a two-day workshop
Propensity scoring is an increasingly popular analysis method for handling confounding in observational data. This two-day workshop will provide participants with a practical exploration of propensity score methods in health research. What will I...
Gerry Reilly joins HDR UK as Interim Chief Technology Officer
Gerry Reilly has been appointed as Interim Chief Technology Officer for HDR UK. Gerry will be developing and delivering HDR UK’s new technology strategy. He will collaborate with the HDR UK sites and health partners such as NIHR and NHS Digital,...
Rhos Walker becomes Chief Strategy Officer at HDR UK
Dr Rhoswyn Walker has been appointed by Health Data Research UK as Chief Strategy Officer, to support the mission of making game changing improvements in the health of patients and populations.   Rhos will lead the development of HDR UK’...
Health Data Research UK welcomes £50m competition to create network of digital pathology and digital radiology centres
This week the government has opened a competition to invest up to £50 million in a network of up to six Centres of Excellence in digital pathology and imaging, including radiology. The centres, using digital systems and artificial intelligence...
Distinguished academics to lead innovative national training approach for health data scientists
Professor Peter Diggle has been appointed by Health Data Research UK as Director of Training, starting in June 2018.  He will be joined in the summer by Professor Georgina Moulton and Dr Gabriella Rustici as Associate Directors to develop and lea...
Guest Post: Dr Lucy McCloughan, HDR UK Scotland
This is a guest post from Dr Lucy McCloughan, Scientific Development Manager, HDR UK Scotland. It has been three years since I crossed Edinburgh from the \"Old\" Medical School at Teviot to the shiny new building NINE at Edinburgh BioQuarter c...
Health Data: Snapshot review of research activity and key investments
A new report published today by the Medical Research Council provides a map of health data research across the UK (as of October 2017), detailing key activities and major investments made by UK public funders, government, charities and universitie...
Grand Challenge In Imaging AI
Over 100 radiologists, clinical oncologists, computer scientists, industry experts and funders came together for a pioneering stakeholder summit earlier this week to discuss the challenges of developing artificial intelligence (AI) in imaging and ...
Health Data Research UK supports Prime Minister’s ambitions to use data to transform diagnosis of disease
Health Data Research UK is a pioneering national institute set up in 2017 to make game-changing improvements in people’s health by turning data into knowledge.   It welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister to use data and artifici...
Chris Holmes to lead Health AI programme
Chris Holmes joins Health Data Research UK in a joint partnership with the Alan Turing Institute. Professor Chris Holmes has been appointed to lead a programme of research in health at The Alan Turing Institute. The appointment is made jointly ...
Summary of HDR UK Scientific Retreat
Making game-changing improvements to people\'s health - a summary of our Scientific Retreat On 26-27 April 2018, over 80 colleagues from the six HDR UK Substantive Sites, funders and partners attended our scientific retreat to review the HDR UK v...
How UK Universities Are Using Patient Data in Research: New #DataSavesLives Animation Launched
A new animation has been created to answer questions about the use of patient data by UK universities, researchers and scientists. Produced in collaboration with patients and members of the public by Connected Health Cities and The Farr Institu...
Help inspire the next generation of data scientists!
HDR UK funder, the Medical Research Council, is looking for researchers and support staff to take part in its MRC Festival Zone from 4-29 June. The MRC Festival Zone is an online public engagement event that gets researchers and support staff a...
£54 million funding to transform health through data science
Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.  Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data to derive new know...
> Initial Board appointments for Health Data Research UK
Initial Board appointments for Health Data Research UK
The first appointments to the Board of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the new data science and health research institute, have been made. Harnessing the power of health data, HDR UK will develop and apply cutting-edge data science tools and te...
> New UK health data science institute seeks first research partners
New UK health data science institute seeks first research partners
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the UK’s new health and biomedical data science research institute, has today launched a funding call to attract research partners. Between five and seven substantive sites are sought in order to form the core...
> Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) Phase 1 Investment
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) Phase 1 Investment
This call is open only to applicants who submitted a Statements of Interest for either a Substantive or a Partnership HDR UK site in January 2017 (see section on Eligibility in full Call Specification). Call timeline: Launch date: Tuesday 1 Augu...
> Director appointed for new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute
Director appointed for new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute
Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed Director of the new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute, which is to be named Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). The new institute will, for the first time in the world, incorporate on ...
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