Our funders recognise the pivotal contribution of health data science to achieve transformative health benefits and the UK’s ambition to be a leader in life sciences.
Our founding core funders have jointly invested in Health Data Research UK over the next five years. Our funds support long-term scientific and research studies, training and infrastructure that contribute to data science at scale, support our One Institute approach and deliver long-term impact on the health of patients and populations across the UK. We also raise thematic funding to support specific programmes of work.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the UK’s largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. The BHF pioneers life-saving research that has helped halve the number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
Chief Scientists Office
The Chief Scientists Office (OSO) is part of the Scottish Government Health Directorates. CSO invests in infrastructure to support applied health research in Scottish Universities and, through NHS Research Scotland, in Scottish Health Boards.
Health and Care Research Wales
Health and Care Research Wales’ vision is to have a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Welsh people. It provides an infrastructure to support capacity in research and development.
Health & Social Care R&D N. Ireland
Health & Social Care R&D N. Ireland (HSC R&D Division)‘s work is based on the principle that the best health and social care must be underpinned by knowledge, based on well conducted research, which can then be applied in the delivery of care.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. Their work covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing and mathematics.
Economic and Social Research Council
Established by Royal Charter in 1965, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest funder of research on economic and social issues. They support the development and training of future social scientists and also fund major studies.
Medical Research Council
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is at the forefront of scientific discovery to improve human health. It invests in some of the best medical research in the world across every area of health. MRC-funded scientists tackle some of the greatest health problems facing humanity today. The MRC is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
National Institute for Health Research
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. They represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.
Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. It is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. It supports scientists and researchers, takes on big problems, fuels imaginations and sparks debate.
UK Research and Innovation
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a public body funded by the UK government. Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.