Study links pollution to hospital visits

A team at the University of Dundee have carried out research using the medical records of 450 patients with bronchiectasis against 15 years of pollution data. The research was reported by the BBC.   Here is the link to the article:     To see the full research published by the European Respiratory Journal:

Identifying care-home residents in routine healthcare datasets: a diagnostic test accuracy study of five methods

New research carried out by Jennifer K Burton, Charis A Marwick, Emma L Reynish and Bruce Guthrie has been published by Oxford University Press on Age and Ageing. This research was supported in collaboration with the Health Informatics Centre. The research sought to identify care-home residents in routine healthcare datasets. This research can be found: ...

New article on HIC’s Research Data Management Platform just published in Gigascience.

Between 2013 and 2017, RDMP tool implementation tripled the productivity of data analysts producing data releases for researchers from 7.1 to 25.3 per month and reduced the error rate from 12.7% to 3.1%. The effort on data management reduced from a mean of 24.6 to 3.0 hours per data release. The waiting time for researchers to receive data after agreeing a specification reduced from approximately 6 months to less than 1 week. The software is scalable and currently manages 163 datasets. A total 1,321 data extracts for research have been produced, with the largest extract linking data from 70 different datas...

What is ens@t-ht? What is arterial hypertension?

Currently HIC have researchers contributing to the ensat-ht project. This is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project that will investigate specific types of hypertension and whether it is possible to define specific profiles based on systems biology "-omics" approaches and subsequently use these to define more personalised approaches to disease management   To learn more about this project visit their website Or watch their Video ...


Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick became the 200,000th signatory to the SHARE register. He also welcomed the world-renowned diabetes researcher Dr V Mohan to the city on the 12th of March to discuss a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes.   Read the full article here :