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NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC)

The NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC) is a partnership of NHS trusts and health boards, including those hosting NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), working together to facilitate the equitable re-use of NHS data for translational research.

Electronic patient records in NHS trusts contain a wealth of routinely collected clinical data useful for translational research. However, these data are not easily accessible to the individual NHS trust or researchers.

The aim of the NIHR HIC is to improve the quality and availability of routinely collected data for collaborative, cross-centre research and has established cross-site data collaborations in areas such as cardiovascular medicine, hearing health, critical care, renal disease, infectious diseases, and cancer.

To make any enquiries about Manchester BRC’s HIC activities, please contact