DARE UK is UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) programme, with Phase 1 led in partnership with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK). The aim is to design a deliver a coordinated and trustworthy national data research infrastructure to support research at scale for public good. The scope of DARE UK covers all types of sensitive data from across the different UKRI research council domains – including data related to health, education, the environment, welfare and much more.

DARE UK Phase 1 – ‘Design and Dialogue’ – is a listening exercise. It has involved a programme of engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders, including members of the public, to uncover current challenges experienced across the sensitive data research landscape, and how to overcome them. The report published today sets out the findings from this engagement so far, with 31 recommendations made for the design and delivery of a more coordinated and trustworthy national data research infrastructure.

UKRI has confirmed additional funding for the DARE UK programme from September 2022 to October 2023 as part of the Digital Research Infrastructure programme. This further funding comes as an extension of DARE UK Phase 1, to continue to be led in partnership with HDR UK and ADR UK.

Find out more and access the report