We are an alliance of leading health, care and research organisations united to establish best practice around the ethical use of UK health data for research and innovation at scale

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What is the UK Health Data Research Alliance?

By combining expertise and a shared commitment to work collaboratively, the Alliance helps researchers to answer some of the most difficult questions and address the most important health challenges faced in the UK. The Alliance is convened by Health Data Research UK.

Health Data Research UK is a registered charity no. 1194431 funded by UK Research and Innovation, the Department of Health and Social Care in England and equivalents in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and leading medical research charities.

As the national institute for health data science for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Health Data Research UK is actively championing the use of health data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: Find out more

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About our members

The Alliance members work together to offer an exceptional opportunity to provide access to rich and diverse health data for research and innovation in a trustworthy and ethical way.

50 Alliance Members

A snapshot of some of our members...

Our members represent the UK’s major NHS organisations including NHS trusts, research charities, institutes and registries, bringing high value datasets, new approaches to developing tools and techniques for data research at scale to make improvements to people’s lives through research.

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