Researchers are able to securely access and use population-level health data for public benefit at greater depth than ever before, but novel solutions are needed if we are to fully realise the transformative potential of health data to improve people’s lives.

Our Infrastructure Programmes provide the coordination and leadership across the UK to accelerate the trustworthy use of diverse, high-quality and large-scale data for research and innovation. They are developing the resources and services required to underpin some of the most ambitious and creative research in health data science, guided by the evolving needs of our Research Driver Programmes.

The programmes span four areas of activity critical to accelerating health data research: technology services, governance and public trust, capacity building and data standards. The are supported by the convening and coordinating role of the UK Health Data Research Alliance.

Our Infrastructure Programmes are pushing health data science beyond its existing capabilities, making health and health-related data more Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reproducible (FAIR) for scientific discovery and patient benefit.