Using health and social care datasets in research – opportunities, assets and examples

Published: 05 Feb 2021

HQIP’s datasets and data access process were highlighted in a recent national collaborative event providing data insights and advice for 250 researchers .

Hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service, the event also contained sessions from Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre, and NHS Digital.

The event covered topics including:

  • an introduction to new datasets available for researchers from NHS Digital
  • how researchers can use Health Data Research UK (HDR UK)’s Innovation Gateway
  • key governance and ethical topics for researchers by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre
  • research case studies from organisations including the National Joint Registry, the British Heart Foundation’s Data Science Centre, and UK Biobank

HQIP Associate Director Yvonne Silove delivered a presentation outlining the HQIP datasets available to researchers; she also summarised how HQIP and the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) are working together to ensure that information about those datasets are accessible via the Innovation Gateway

Sessions at the event were recorded – you can view them all at NHS Digital.

A second event is planned for March 2021 as part of an ongoing series.