Unlike other research disciplines that have taken advantage of the power of large scale data – be that the Human Genome Project or particle physics enabled by CERN – the study of human health characteristics (the phenome) is significantly hindered by the lack of a well-curated resource for researchers and clinicians to deposit algorithms, tools, methods and training material required to reproducibly interpret complex health data.

To address this, HDR UK will create a critical mass of data scientists, engineers and health data researchers to develop an online open-access, standards-driven library of complex health and disease characteristics (phenotypes) from diverse health data.  This will significantly reduce duplication of effort and will be essential to the delivery of health research at scale.

Science Priority co-Leads for The Human Phenome