The UK Health Data Research Alliance (the ‘Alliance’) is an independent alliance of leading healthcare and research organisations united to establish best practice for the ethical use of UK health data for research at scale.

Its members include organisations representing national organisations, NHS trusts, research institutes and charities.

View full list of Alliance Members

Together the members offer an exceptional opportunity to provide access to rich and diverse health data for research and innovation, in particular via the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway (the ‘Gateway’). Research based on data that reflects diversity of culture, healthcare conditions and aspects such as race, ethnicity, gender and age improves the ability to generalise results and enables new discoveries and understanding about disease. In turn this provides fairer and more equal access to the latest treatments and medical technologies, benefiting as many people across the UK as possible.

By working in partnership, the members of the Alliance are developing and  co-ordinating the adoption of tools, techniques, conventions, technologies, and designs that enable the use of health data in a trustworthy and ethical way for research and innovation. The aim is to help researchers to answer some of the most difficult questions and address the most important health challenges faced in the UK.

Senior leaders from partner organisations join the Alliance Board to provide oversight and direction of the Alliance. Alliance Board meetings take place every quarter and are chaired by Andrew Morris, HDR UK’s Director.

Meeting minutes from past Alliance Board meetings can be viewed here

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
Barts Health NHS Trust
British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Research UK
Cardiff University
Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK)
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Generation Scotland
Genomics England
Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH)
Gut Reaction
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI)
Health Informatics Centre – The University of Dundee
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC)
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHTR)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
MRC Brain Bank Networks
National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI)
National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Bioresource
National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network
National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC)
Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU) – Imperial College London
NHS DigiTrials
NHS England
NHS Scotland
NHS Wales
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Our Future Health
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Parkinson's UK
Public Health Scotland
Research Data Scotland
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC)
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
SAIL Databank
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD)
The London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value Based Healthcare (The AI Centre) - Kings College London
The Renal Association
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
UK Biobank
UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC)
UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW)
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
University of Nottingham