What is the BHF Data Science Centre?
The BHF Data Science Centre is part of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and works at the cutting-edge of cardiovascular data research. It resulted from a partnership between HDR UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The Centre launched in 2020, and is building on an initial investment from the British Heart Foundation of £10 million over the first five years.
- We are the UK centre of expertise for enabling cardiovascular data science
- We create strong partnerships to improve health data science infrastructure and reduce barriers for research
- We involve patients and the public to build trust and ensure that our work meets people’s needs
News and Events
Find out more about our recent news and upcoming events, including our monthly webinar series
Areas of work
Find out more about our data-led research.
CVD-COVID-UK / COVID-IMPACT
One of seven National Flagship Projects approved by the NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership, linking population healthcare datasets across the UK to understand the relationship between COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases.Learn more…
Whole Population Data
Better use of nationally-collated, structured, coded data: accessing, improving and using linked, national, population-wide health data.
Better use of unstructured data: addressing the challenges of accessing, improving and using unstructured data, for example from cardiac and brain imaging, medical free text and electrocardiograms.
Smartphones and Wearables
Exploring how data from apps and wearables, linked to other health datasets, can inform trajectories of cardiovascular health and disease.
Facilitating the linkage of large, ‘omics-rich’ cohorts to electronic health records to better understand the causes of cardiovascular diseases.
Diabetes Data Science Catalyst
This exciting partnership between the BHF Data Science Centre, Diabetes UK and HDR UK aims to develop improvements in our understanding of the link between cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Developing platforms for efficient, cost-effective trials, using routine health data to recruit and follow patients with cardiovascular conditions.
Developing methods to define cardiovascular health and disease in computable form through a collaborative network of expertise that provides a world-leading, open, cardiovascular phenotype library of tools and protocols.
Stroke Data Science Catalyst
This five-year partnership between the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the Stroke Association, and the BHF – will enable approved research teams to use data from real-world settings, including hospitals, GPs and pharmacies, to improve our understanding of stroke risk factors and open the door to better prevention and treatment.
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What is HDR UK?
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the UK's national institute for health data science. HDR UK is uniting the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. Its vision is that large-scale data and advanced analytics will benefit every patient interaction, clinical trial, and biomedical discovery to enhance public health.Find out more about HDR UK