Since its inception, Discover-NOW has pioneered the use of real-world evidence (RWE) in health research, making it the ideal foundation from which to develop a London-wide secure data environment for research and development. To date, we have supported the approval of almost 300 data access requests, and research informed by Discover-NOW data has translated into over 35 academic publications.
Discover-NOW is pioneering the use of Real World Evidence in health research. Real World Evidence research is based on health data that is collected in real world settings such as routine appointments and from mobile devices. This data gives a richer insight through allowing researchers to better design and conduct studies about potential treatments and the impact they could have on the health of the population.
The work of Discover-NOW London SDE is underpinned by the Five Safes:
- Safe projects
- Safe people
- Safe setting
- Safe outputs
- Safe data