9th February 2023
New Data Lab at the Forefront of Developing Population Health
AN INNOVATIVE NEW DATA LAB DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR POPULATION HEALTH & WELLBEING RESEARCH IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF DEVELOPING POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH. THE DATA LAB CREATES EASILY ACCESSIBLE LINKED DATASETS WHICH RESEARCHERS CAN USE FOR DATA DISCOVERY ENABLING RESEARCHERS TO DEVELOP THEIR RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND PILOT ANALYSIS METHODS AND SEE IF DATA IS MISSING, NOT COLLECTED, OR NOT AS EXPECTED BEFORE STARTING A PROJECT.
The Data Lab team have experience working in a number of Trusted Research Environments (TREs), including but not exclusively SAIL Databank, Open Safely, CPRD, ONS and eDRIS.
Quicker and easier to do rapid research
The Data Lab helps to make access to data quicker and easier and has been used to do rapid research, for example, in looking at the impact of COVID.
The Data Lab aims to:
- Train health care professionals and researchers to better understand and use data.
- The Lab aims to bring in new sources of health and non-health data, adding to and enriching the anonymised data sets currently held in Wales, enabling researchers in Wales and further afield to gain deeper insights into the wider social determinants of health and wellbeing.
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