The BioIndustry Association (BIA) 

The BIA is the trade association for innovative life sciences and biotech industry in the UK, counting more than 500 companies including start-ups, biotechs, pharma, universities, research centres and investors among its members. Our mission is to be the voice of the industry, enabling and connecting the UK ecosystem so businesses can start, grow and deliver world-changing innovation.  

Visit our stand to learn more about our exciting techbio community – life science companies that use cutting-edge data-driven tech to transform drug discovery and patient care. 



Cancer Research UK  

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. Our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. 

Come speak to us about our new Research Data Strategy, and how we’re supporting timely, transparent and ethical curation and use of data in cancer research. 

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HDR UK Training

HDR UK is home to a wide variety of training and educational programmes, courses and resources to enable aspiring and practicing health data scientists to build a flourishing career and maintain their skills. 

Visit our stall to hear about our offering including our new National Academy for Health Data Science, our Black Internship Programme and Health Data Research Futures, our free and flexible online learning environment housing a library of CPD accredited training content. 


Our future health 

Our Future Health will be the UK’s largest ever health research programme. It is designed to help people live healthier lives for longer through the discovery and testing of more effective approaches to prevention, earlier detection and treatment of diseases.  

With participants’ consent, Our Future Health will collect and link multiple sources of health and health-relevant information, including genetic data, across a cohort of 5 million people that truly reflects the UK population. Visit our stall to learn more about how this will create a world-leading resource for researchers to undertake discovery research on early indicators of disease. 

UK Data Service  

Visit The UK Data Service, the largest digital repository of economic, social and population data in the UK at the market place! 

Learn how our data collections are enabling high quality research to address global health, social care and societal challenges. Our experts will be on hand to help you access the Service and get the most out of the data. We look forward to meeting you! 



VOICE is a large international citizen community dedicated to working with researchers and innovators to co-design new products, services, and initiatives to support healthy longevity across the life-course.  

Come along to the VOICE stand to hear about how VOICE supports researchers at an institutional level with their public and patient involvement and engagement, the collaborators they’re already working with and how you can benefit from their 15 years of experience in meaningfully involving the public in research and innovation to shape the future. 


DARE UK (Data and Analytics Research Environments UK) is a UK Research and Innovation programme which aims to design and deliver a coordinated and trustworthy national data research infrastructure to support cross-domain research for public good. 

Meet us at our stand to find out more about out work and priorities, and how you can get involved. 


National Priorities 

HDR UK’s science strategy focuses on priority areas that will have the maximum impact for the health of patients and populations across the UK. These prioritiy areas include The Human Phenome; Applied Analytics; Understanding the Causes of Disease; Better, Faster, Efficient Clinical Trials; Improving Public Health; and Better Care. 

Come along to our National Priorities stand to meet some of the people working on these important projects. 



ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) is a partnership transforming the way researchers access the UK’s wealth of public sector data, to enable better informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives. 

By linking together data held by different parts of government and facilitating safe and secure access for accredited researchers to these newly joined-up and de-identified data sets, ADR UK is creating a sustainable body of knowledge about how our society and economy function – tailored to give decision makers the answers they need to solve important policy questions. 


The Health Research Authority 

The Health Research Authority makes it easy to do research that people can trust. 

To make this happen the HRA makes sure that research is ethically reviewed and approved, promotes transparency in research, coordinates and standardises research regulatory practice, and provides independent recommendations on the processing of identifiable patient information where it is not always practical to obtain consent. 

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The Gateway   

The Health Data Research Innovation Gateway (The Gateway) is the UK’s unified platform to search, discover and request access to health datasets and other resources for research and innovation.  

Visit the Gateway stand to meet our team and learn more about the platform’s key features and functionality. Plus, have a go using the Gateway yourself and explore how you can get involved with its design and development. 


Use My Data 

use MY data is the only independent UK movement of patients, relatives and carers focussed on the use of patient data to save lives and improve outcomes.  Our vision is of every patient willingly giving their data to help others, knowing that effective safeguards to maintain the confidentiality and anonymity of their data are applied consistently, transparently and rigorously. 

For a small organisation we are very influential and regularly punch above our weight.  Visit our exhibition stand to find out more about what we do, and where the patient voice can help, or visit our website, at . 


Trust, Transparency and Governance at HDR UK 

The pan-UK Data Governance Steering Group, representing data custodians and policymakers across the four nations, aims to design and promote innovative and streamlined data governance approaches that facilitate faster and more predictable researcher access to data with a focus on data access in Trusted Research Environments (TREs). 

The Steering Group is a sub-group of the UK Health Data Research Alliance (Alliance) and will report to the Alliance Board on progress, developments, and outputs at the Alliance Board quarterly meetings. 

The BHF Data Science Centre 

The BHF Data Science Centre is a £10 million partnership between HDR UK and the BHF set up to improve the public’s cardiovascular health through the power of large-scale data and advanced analytics. 

Come to our stand to find out more about our work to improve nationally-collated structured data, harness the power of wearables, and address the challenges of using imaging data – and much more besides. Our public engagement manager, health data scientists and project managers will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions. 


Public and Patient Involvement at HDR UK 

HDR UK is the national institute for health data science. It’s vital we ensure our work is worthy of public trust and confidence by meeting people’s needs. 

Want to find out how to get involved or learn about how we support researchers to work with the public, delivering benefits that work for patients and the public? Make sure to visit our stand. 


The Alliance  

The UK Health Data Research Alliance (the Alliance) is an independent alliance of leading healthcare and research organisations united to establish best practice for the ethical use of UK health data for research at scale. The aim is to help researchers to answer some of the most difficult questions and address the most important health challenges faced in the UK.

Visit our virtual stall to find out more, or express your interest in becoming an Alliance member here.

The Alumni Network

The Health Data Research Alumni Network is developing into a lively forum to meet peers, find collaborators, get advice and learn about career opportunities.  Anyone who has been part of one of HDR UK’s internships, post-graduate degrees, or fellowships is eligible to join – along with early career health data scientists who are part of our research community.

Come and find out what we have to offer and how you can get involved. If you are an organisation looking for new talent or are just curious, we would love to meet you too.