Discover-NOW Hub provides access to one of the largest depersonalised linked data sets in Europe in a safe, secure and trusted environment. The Hub has specialised data scientists and analysts on hand to help support data access requests and use of a growing range of ‘regulation ready’ and GDPR compliant tools, technologies and methods for the research and development community, including:
- The North West London Health Research Register : register of people living in North West London interested in getting involved with health research opportunities relevant to them. By joining the register they are able to get involved (consent to be contacted) with studies that could contribute to a healthier future for everyone.
- An online tool for feasibility and recruitment called FARSITE (Feasibility And Recruitment System for Improving Trial Efficiency) this tool enables GPs to decide whether their patients should be contacted to be invited to participate in specific research studies through searching, and finding patients for research opportunities, whilst still preserving their confidentiality.
The Hub is governed by North West London data controllers and access to the dataset is mediated by the North West London Data Access Committee.