HDR UK has formed partnerships with leading healthcare, academic and private sector organisations to collaborate on providing high-quality training and education.

Among them are Cambridge Spark, Health Education England, the NHS Digital Academy, AphA and a range of leading universities.

The idea is to work across sectors and in all four nations of the UK to provide opportunities to suit everyone who wants to advance their knowledge and skills in health data science – whether they are new to the subject or an expert professional.

Most recently we have developed relationships with EHDEN and The GetReal Academy.

EHDEN and The GetReal Academy

  • The EHDEN Academy offers a diverse and ever-growing range of free online courses on the latest tools, skills and methodologies for working with real-world data to generate real-world evidence

    Its mission is to provide quality education for the open science community at scale – helping ensure 21st-century tools are being used for 21st-century research that will ultimately improve patient treatment across Europe.

    The academy builds originated in the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) IMI2 project and its collaboration with the Observational Health Data Science and Informatics (OHDSI).

    It aims to be a resource for all those who generate and use data, work with it technically (eg ETL and mapping), and are involved in methodological development and the use of standardised analytical tools, in particular within the OHDSI framework.

    Why EHDEN?

    EHDEN offers you the chance to:

    • Benefit from free on-demand online training developed by the OHDSI and EHDEN community
    • Learn directly with recognised international experts who are contributing to improved patient care and outcomes
    • Discover the latest methods and tools for observational research via the OHDSI framework in your organisation
    • Share and develop your ideas with an interdisciplinary group of learners
    • Prepare to participate in worldwide research and study-a-thons
    • Learn from internationally acknowledged instructors and educators.

    An impressive 93% of participants rated their EHDEN experience as good to excellent.

    Join up here to start learning.

  • The GetReal Academy is a fresh initiative from Europe’s GetReal Institute and has been set up to offer customisable courses exploring current techniques, opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development.

    The academy builds on the success of two IMI (Innovative Medicines initiative) projects – GetReal and the GetReal Initiative.

    Right now you can take Real-World Evidence in Medicine Development, which is an interactive online course giving an understanding of current techniques, opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development.

    Coming soon is Structured Benefit–Risk Assessment of Medicinal Products. This self-paced course will provide an understanding of current techniques, opportunities and challenges of structured benefit risk assessment including different preference elicitation techniques.

    The academy brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to drive the sustainable development and adoption of tools, methods and best practices in the generation and use of RWE for better health care decision-making.

    The academy can also create bespoke courses and packages to upskill specific teams or organisations.

    For more information or to sign up for a course visit the website.