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.
The purpose of the projects is to uncover and test early thinking in the development of a joined-up and trustworthy national data research infrastructure. This will support cross-domain analysis of sensitive data at scale for public good.

The Sprint Exemplar Projects are developing potential use cases, demonstrating the technology and exploring best practice for the governance, ethical and public engagement and involvement aspects of developing a more coordinated data research infrastructure. Each of the projects crosses different research sectors and UKRI research council remits.

The funding has been awarded as a result of an open call for proposals which ran from September to November 2021. All applications received in response to the call – of which there were 25 in total – were assessed by an independent panel of experts, with the nine successful projects scoring highest in terms of excellence, novelty and diversity. The projects will all run for eight months from January to August 2022.

A number of the projects focus on the development of a more coordinated network of trusted research environments for the UK. You can find out more about trusted research environments on the HDR UK (Health Data Research UK) website.

Explore the links below to find out more about each project.