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July 12, 2024
DARE UK scientific use cases workshop report published

The DARE UK scientific use cases workshop report summarises the outcomes of a collaborative effort between researchers and members of the public to identify 52 research use cases demonstrating the potential of a linked UK data research infrastructure to address societal challenges.

July 10, 2024
Empowering communities: How DARE UK is supporting community groups to transform sensitive data research

In this blog we discuss how the DARE UK community groups initiative has significantly advanced sensitive data research by fostering collaborative efforts that have formed new groups, developed essential tools and standards, and initiated valuable resource hubs.

June 6, 2024
The DARE UK Driver Projects: Working with the public to promote advances in ‘big’ and ‘sensitive’ data research

The DARE UK Driver Projects tackled challenges in conducting sensitive data research within trusted research environments (TREs), ensuring privacy and efficiency. This blog discusses the projects’ public involvement and engagement efforts.

June 3, 2024
The 2023 DARE UK Driver Projects: Summaries and lessons learned

This report summarises the outcomes and lessons learned in the delivery of the five DARE UK Phase 1 Driver Projects. The projects, building on earlier work, developed innovations and standards for a cohesive network of trusted research environments.

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May 14, 2024
Public involvement and engagement practices in data research and statistics: Insights from PEDRI public consultation

In this piece, Ester Bellavia, HDR UK PPIE Manager, takes a glimpse into the findings from the consultation that informed the draft PEDRI Best Practice Standards, highlighting plans for refinement and adoption.

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May 7, 2024
Recap: DARE UK community groups showcase lunchtime webinar (23 April 2024; 1-2pm)

A showcase lunchtime webinar featuring short presentations by the four funded DARE UK community groups (including Q&A) on their achievements, challenges, and plans for the future.

March 26, 2024
DARE UK at Health Data Research UK Conference 2024

A reflective piece on DARE UK’s outing at the Health Data Research UK Conference 2024: The Grand Challenges in Health Data highlighting key innovations from the programme and its funded initiatives.

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January 25, 2024
Director of DARE UK announces he is leaving

With the successful completion of the first stage of the DARE UK programme, Director Hans-Erik Aronson has announced his intention to move on.

January 25, 2024
Recap: Linking Sensitive Data: Insights from the DARE UK Driver Projects Webinar; Wednesday, 17 January 2024; 12 – 1:30 pm

An enlightening 1.5-hour online public webinar to unveil the groundbreaking outputs from the five Driver Projects. Whether you are a member of the public curious about the future of sensitive data research in the UK or a data enthusiast or researcher, this webinar is for you.

January 4, 2024
Call for participants: DARE UK scientific use-case workshop

DARE UK is inviting interdisciplinary researchers, policymakers, and the public to participate in a Scientific Use-case Workshop in London. The workshop aims to define research potential and challenges through data and infrastructure connectivity, advancing DARE UK’s vision for a trusted national sensitive data research infrastructure.

December 22, 2023
SARA: Innovations to improve efficiency and enhance privacy in health data research

The final issue of our Driver Projects blog series outlines the efforts of the SARA project in enhancing data privacy risk assessment within trusted research environments. Read the blog to learn more about the project’s outputs and accomplishments and public involvement and engagement endeavours.

December 21, 2023
TRE-FX: Enabling federated analytics for better healthcare outcomes

The fourth instalment of our Driver Projects blog series puts the spotlight on the TRE-FX project, whose remit was to explore ways to enable collaborative data analytics across trusted research environments in the UK. Learn more about the project’s accomplishments and dynamic public involvement and engagement strategy.