Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked the University 5th in the UK for research excellence. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Professor Sir Martin Evans. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise encompasses: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences; and the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, along with a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.
Dr Rob French, Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, said: “We are really pleased to be part of the alliance, and hope to show how data linkages can provide novel resources, particularly for linkages of diabetes data beyond health into education and employment.”
The datasets are linked versions of national administrative education data and health data for England and Wales. The education data include schools data and university data, the health data currently includes the paediatric and adult diabetes audits as the proof of concept linkage, with other child health data such as the epilepsy audit following in due course.