Through our Research Driver Programmes, we will enhance and assemble national scale ‘research ready’ data assets, creating ‘data foundations’ that will enable discoveries using data across the whole population of the UK. These data foundations will involve a range of large-scale data from biological, environmental, molecular, pathogen, environmental and electronic health records, managed by a range of partners in academia, NHS, government, industry and charities.
As an integral part of our strategy, the five research driver programmes will test and improve trustworthy health data infrastructure for the wider benefit of the research community.
Each programme focuses on an area where data science has great potential to improve public health, prevent people from becoming unwell, and enhance patient care. They will achieve this through taking advantage of the range of datasets available across the UK that are relevant to human health, and collectively spanning discovery, prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.
Inflammation and Immunity
We are interested in better understanding the fundamental mechanisms of inflammation and immunity to deliver key insights and improve patient care for those affected by inflammation-mediated diseases.
Medicines in Acute and Chronic Care
We aim to understand and transform the use of medicines for patients of all ages, especially those with complex care needs caused by multiple long-term conditions.
Molecules to Health Records
We will bring together information on genomics, other molecular traits, and electronic health records at scale to gain new insights into the underlying causes and biology of diseases.
Big Data for Complex Disease
We will harness whole population, national linked health data to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other complex diseases
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
We will establish national infrastructure and methods to link localised social and environmental health-related data to existing, longitudinal administrative records from healthcare services,...