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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

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.