Welcome to the website for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC). The NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (NIHR HIC) brings together five of the country's leading NHS Trusts with large NIHR Biomedical Research Centres to make NHS clinical data more readily available to researchers, industry and the NHS community. Here you can find information about the HIC, the therapeutic areas that it is focused upon, the approach that it takes to data sharing and re-use, and the ways in which you can contribute to and benefit from its work.
The HIC is entering the third phase of its planned development. The existing five HIC trusts are working together to explore how the collaborative might be expanded, and how data may be made available – within an appropriate legal and ethical framework – to research partners outside the collaborative.
As the development proceeds, the HIC partners will be organising a number of events and activities open to patients, clinicians, researchers, and other interested parties across and beyond the partner trusts. Information on these events and activities will be listed below: