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Supporting research using health data

The MRC Regulatory Support Centre works with researchers and regulators to develop guidance and training materials for those working with health data, across the UK. We are represented on the General Data Protection Regulation implementation group, chaired by the Health Research Authority, developing guidance for health research.

The MRC is working with NHS Digital via the Research Advisory Group (the ‘intelligent customer’ representing the research community). This strategic partnership will enable researchers to deliver research quicker through the use of NHS Digital data, and NHS Digital to improve its data and services whilst demonstrating trustworthiness to the public.