HIC Services supports high impact research through the collection and management of population based data.

Established over 10 years ago, HIC is recognized as a leader in health data linkage, and were the first centre in Scotland to offer a Safe Haven, which is now 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.

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

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