Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.
"I am delighted to make today's announcement, which marks the start of a unique opportunity for scientists, researchers and clinicians to use their collective expertise to transform the health of the population.
"The six HDR UK sites, comprising 21 universities and research institutes, have tremendous individual strengths and will form a solid foundation for our long-term ambition. By working together and with NHS and industry partners to the highest ethical standards, our vision is to harness data science on a national scale. This will unleash the potential for data and technologies to drive breakthroughs in medical research, improving the way we are able to prevent, detect and diagnose diseases like cancer, heart disease and asthma.
"I am grateful to our funders who recognise the importance of collaboration at scale, and the pivotal contribution of health data research to the UK's ambition to be a global leader in life sciences, for health and economic benefit."
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