Mapping the Landscape of UK Health Data Research & Innovation gives a snapshot of key activities in UK health data research.
23 May 2018
Making best use of Big Data: MRC Mental Health Pathfinder Awards
27 Mar 2018
The UK has a strong background in epidemiology and public health research.
4 Dec 2017
Mental health research boosted following the announcement of two new schemes.
17 Nov 2017
ClinTouch is a pioneering app designed to help people living with psychosis
9 Nov 2017
HDR UK appoints non-executive Board.
7 Nov 2017
Health Data Research UK has launched a funding call to attract research partners.
1 Aug 2017
This resource will be invaluable as a tool for future outbreak investigations.
11 Jul 2017
This has allowed scientists to evaluate the effectiveness of infection control.
11 Jul 2017
eMedLab was awarded the Best Public Sector Project at the UK Cloud Awards
22 Jun 2017
MRC launches new mental health strategy
21 Apr 2017
HDR UK will be the first institute to incorporate the breadth of health-related data science research on a national scale
22 Mar 2017
The world's largest health imaging study is launched today, transforming the way scientists study major diseases.
14 Apr 2016
Heart attack deaths could be cut if hospitals stuck to guidelines
18 Aug 2015
Partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies.
23 Oct 2014
Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers and over 12,000 cases every year in the UK.
14 Aug 2014
The Strategic Review of the Largest UK Population Cohort Studies, which looks at cohorts funded by the MRC and other funders, has found that more than 2.2 million people (3.5 per cent of the population or one in 30) are a participant in a cohort study.
21 Mar 2014
The Minister for Science and Universities, the Rt Hon David Willetts, will announce today at the High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference in London that the Medical Research Council (MRC) has made an investment of £32 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.
6 Feb 2014
The Minister for Science and Universities, Rt Hon David Willetts, has announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest £20m capital funding in the establishment of a UK health informatics research institute, to be known as the Farr Institute
2 Jul 2013
Spotlight on: Data science
About data science
Data science is an interdisciplinary approach that uses mathematics, statistics, and computer science to explore patterns to gain answers from large data sets. Technology has facilitated an exponential rise in the extent and breadth of data that can now be collected. For medical research, insights into public and patient health can come from genetic, biological, clinical, social, and environmental data.
Read about the value of using data in research.
Blog posts about data science
- How secure data sharing can help us treat dementia
Dementias Platform UK gives researchers access to health data for dementia research. Director Professor John Gallacher explains why it’s good for science and scientists.
- The power of big data
Ed Pinches, from Alzheimer’s Research UK, tells us why access to large data sets is so important in our fight against dementia.
- Greater use of new technology to collect data can revolutionise longitudinal studies
Dr Andy Skinner and Chris Stone believe that new technology has the potential to transform health data collection – and that there are already promising signs of this among early adopters.
Films: Patient data saves lives
Understanding Patient Data supports better conversations about the uses of health information. Here are a series of videos from them to explain how and why data can be used for care and research.
MRC Talks podcast episodes
Clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer Dr Sandra Bucci has developed a smartphone app to help people with psychosis. She explains how she and her team developed the app.