Our Work

The first phase of DARE UK, which began in July 2021, is an extensive programme of community engagement with researchers, technologists and the public.

This is essential if we are to develop a clear vision of the needs of different research communities, and to address the interests and concerns of the public around the use of sensitive data for research. It will lead to a community co-designed blueprint for the next generation of trusted research environments (TREs), with data standards, access and ethics policies based on trustworthiness, security and interoperability.

Public involvement and engagement

DARE UK is committed to meaningful public involvement and engagement. Public involvement and engagement will be embedded throughout the programme to inform our planning and delivery and ensure we are acting in a trustworthy way, with public benefit as the driving force of all we do.

Sprint Exemplar Projects

As part of the DARE UK programme, UK Research and Innovation has awarded over £2 million to fund nine research teams to deliver a programme of Sprint Exemplar Projects.

Initial landscape review

As part of the initial stages of the programme, DARE UK commissioned a landscape review of existing data research infrastructure across the UK. This involved a comprehensive series of interviews and workshops with over 150 technologists, researchers and others to better understand their experiences and needs.


Find out about DARE UK’s governance, including the Programme Board and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.