The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) is a long-standing Trusted Research Environment (TRE) on behalf of Scottish Government.

Established over 10 years ago, HIC is recognised as a leader in health data linkage, and were the first centre in Scotland to offer a Safe Haven, which is Nationally Accredited, and ISO27001 certified. Operating under tight data governance controls, the Safe Haven allows secure collaborative research using sensitive eHealth data.

Other essential services offered, include: bespoke software development; secure data collection and hosting, through web-sites and eForms; study recruitment coordination, for clinical trials.
HIC maintains a clinical data repository of eHealth data covering approximately 20% of the Scottish population. Some of our core datasets provide a continuous record extending back 30 years. The eHealth repository combines routine collected datasets for the Tayside and Fife population and Tayside, with local speciality research, and clinical datasets.

Datasets

HIC maintains a clinical data repository of eHealth data covering approximately 20% of the Scottish population. Some of our core datasets provide a continuous record extending back 30 years. The eHealth repository combines routine collected datasets for the Tayside and Fife population and Tayside, with local speciality research, and clinical datasets.

All HIC’s clinical datasets are fully indexed and electronically linkable.

HIC, is within The School of Medicine and based on the University of Dundee’s Ninewells campus, co-located with Ninewells hospital (one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK). We are rated first in the UK for the impact of our research in REF2014, with 95% of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. We also have an outstanding reputation for teaching and are ranked second in Scotland and number six in the UK for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2019.

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