Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) harnesses health and biomedical data in the UK to develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to help tackle the most urgent health challenges.
HDR UK has been created as the national health data science research programme and leads the UK’s research in the field, capitalising on the UK’s unique research strengths and data assets within the NHS.
Our main research priorities are:
- Modernising Public Health
- Precision Medicine
We will support world-leading research to develop analytical tools and methodologies, which will allow health researchers to use complex and diverse data at an unprecedented depth and scale.
Building upon the strong foundation of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, we have gained more than £3 million of new investment towards the creation of the Wales and Northern Ireland HDR UK research site.
HDR UK is a joint investment led by the Medical Research Council, together with the National Institute for Health Research (England), the Chief Scientist Office (Scotland), Health and Care Research Wales, Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Heart Foundation and Wellcome.
The Farr Institute & Health Data Research UK at Swansea University Medical School has been awarded a total of £7.8 million by the Medical Research Council along with a consortium of eight funders.