Phase 1


—–September 2018 to April 2019

Our aim is to accelerate progress in UK medical research and innovation by encouraging widespread access to clinical, administrative, structured/unstructured data, genomic and other molecular data. We propose this will be achieved by developing a common UK framework of technical, operational and governance standards needed to ensure the interoperability of health data research platforms in a secure and responsible manner, whilst enabling partnership with international endeavours in this area.

To succeed, the design of the Digital Innovation Hubs will require significant collaboration across the health sector, academia, industry in all its forms, biomedical sciences, charities, patients and the public.  The design and dialogue phase will facilitate this, providing opportunities for co-design and dissemination across all target audiences.

The output of this phase will be a prospectus that defines the specification for the architecture; data and technical standards, governance frameworks, approach to public engagement and ethics, and business model required to build a UK-wide health research data platform.

This phase will be delivered in collaboration with peers and delivery partners through a combination of communications and engagement channels, including but not limited to events, meetings, workshops, webinars, website information, social media and press announcements.

—–Engagement events

As the programme develops we will publish details about events and workshops for you to participate in, so please do check back.

Find out about events and opportunities

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