HDR UK Scientific Conference: Data Insights in a Pandemic


Covid-19 has generated the biggest global threat to health, livelihoods, and society of our lifetimes. In the past year it has devastated lives, created an economic crisis and stretched the healthcare and scientific community to its limits.

Despite this, the pandemic has united science and led to some of the greatest collaborative research and discoveries of our lifetime. Organisations and people across healthcare, research and industry have come together to enable health data to inform the research response to Covid-19. As the UK national institute for health data science, HDR UK has worked in partnership to enable these discoveries across the four nations and internationally.

The Annual Scientific Conference – Data Insights in a Pandemic will demonstrate the insights and value that a data-led approach has delivered; and showcase the incredible discoveries that have taken place over the last 12 months that establish a strong foundation for the future.

This event is delivered by HDR UK in partnership with:

  • ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK)
  • Genomics England
  • UK Research and Innovation
  • Understanding Patient Data
  • Use My Data
  • The Open Data Institute (ODI)

Dr Emma Gordon, Director of ADR UK, will chair a session on 'Beyond heath data: Cross-sectoral data science at scale' as part of a series of parallel sessions on 'Learning from others: The impact of crosssectoral, multiregional approach'.

The HDR UK Scientific Conference is taking place alongside the Covid-19 National Core Studies Symposium, which will present the progress on the National Core Studies programmes and their impact on the scientific response to the pandemic.

When: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Time: 09:00 –17:15

Where: Online Zoom event

Cost: Free event

Registration: via Eventbrite (closes Tuesday, 22 June)

See the full agenda on the HDR UK website.

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