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Clinical trials Day 2022: How data can make trials faster, more efficient and better at improving care
We explore how routinely collected health data may hold the key to super-charging how clinical trials are delivered, and in turn, how quickly we can bring improvements to people's lives.
Five data-driven insights from our urgent COVID-19 projects
Five research teams tell us their top insights from our rapid COVID-19 funding call, established in December 2020 to harness the power of UK data to improve lives in the pandemic and beyond.
NHS Digital Immersion Week: The people behind our health data
Immersion weeks form a key component of the HDRUK-Turing Wellcome PhD programme. Prof Chris Yau, Director of the PhD programme, writes about our students' time with NHS Digital.
Exciting Developments to HDR UK Futures
The HDR UK Futures virtual learning platform has gone from strength to strength since its launch last year – and we are now making changes to enhance it further. For those who are unfamiliar HDR...
March Public Advisory Board meeting – planning ahead, and reflections on three months as a new member
The focus of the March Public Advisory Board (PAB) meeting was on the Board looking ahead and planning their strategy and activities for 2022-23 and beyond. Read this blog post by PAB member Alan...
Join the new HDR UK Alumni Community
HDR UK has set up a new online community for the growing number of people who have been part of its internships and postgraduate education programme. The LinkedIn-based HDR UK Alumni Community...
The National Neonatal Research Database: Making faster, safer and more efficient improvements to neonatal healthcare
Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London, speaks to us about the NNRD - a longitudinal, whole-population dataset that brings real-time information across the UK to...
The importance of engagement and involvement in health data research – reflections on the #AtoZHealthData campaign and HDR UK Voices
Engagement and involvement of patients and the public is key to all we do at HDR UK. We want to help everyone learn more about how their data can be used safely and securely to enable discoveries...
How can we support adoption of the data use register standard?
In January of 2022 the UK Health Data Research Alliance (the ‘Alliance’) published recommendations for a data use register standard. The standard outlines five recommendations to support data...