This project set out to consider issues of joint working and information sharing across the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research.
In 2018, the Farr Institute was replaced by Health Data Research UK (HDRUK), which – unlike the Farr Institute – has legal standing as a corporate entity. This has major repercussions for component centres and collaboration in general.
On this premise, it is paramount to understand how HDRUK can improve and build on the work already done and develop a strategy for effective joint working for the longer term.
So, we set out to learn from Farr and inform the development of HDRUK. Our report is being used to inform and shape HDRUK’s development based on the following five themes:
• Organisational structure and legal entity
• People and culture
• Information governance
• Technology and infrastructure
• Finance and strategic planning