Cohort Discovery on the HDR Innovation Gateway

Delighted to announce exciting new functionality within the Health Data Research gateway, delivered by the Dundee jointly led CO-CONNECT project. "Cohort Discovery" is a new tool that allows researchers to search by specific population criteria across multiple datasets.  Read the full story ...

"Data Saves Lives: The Fight Against COVID-19"

Emily Jefferson, from the University of Dundee, covers the importance of timely, good quality data for both research and public health. Emily describes her group's research and the journey of the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) over the past decade. She describes how the innovative technologies developed by the group are being used to protect patient confidentiality and maintain public trust in the use of health data for research. Such technologies and expertise are now being utilised at scale to support the UK-wide fight against Covid-19 using population-wide health data. To hear more on what Emily had to...

HIC jointly leading new £4 million data project to accelerate COVID-19 research

A new multi-million pound research project will help scientists across the UK access the data they need more easily to help develop potential therapies and treatments for COVID-19. Experts from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Nottingham, along with Public Health England, will build the infrastructure for CO-CONNECT, a £4million UK-wide initiative to support research into the COVID-19 antibody response, by connecting COVID-19 data derived from patient blood samples. The project has been funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), through...

Factors affecting use of unscheduled care for people with advanced cancer: a retrospective cohort study in Scotland

The British Journal of General Practice have written a research article on Factors affecting use of unscheduled care for people with advanced cancer: a retrospective cohort study in Scotland....

Dundee universities lead the way in pioneering medical research

A groundbreaking research tool developed by Dundee’s universities will enable doctors to spot the warning signs of conditions such as lung cancer and dementia. The £4.4 million initiative, called PICTURES, will see millions of X-rays, MRIs, ultrasound and retinal images, which are generated in NHS facilities throughout Scotland, collected into a database.   This research was published by The Courier, to see the full article please click the following link:  https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/880370/dundee-universities-lead-the-way-in-pioneering-medical-research/   ...