Yorkshire and Humber Secure Data Environment


Researchers and academics, including YHARC are connecting on an unprecedented scale to share health and social care data – and save lives.

They are pooling their expertise to take forward an NHS-led, world class infrastructure that harnesses powerful datasets from diverse research studies spanning the region and unlocks its full potential.
It adds pace and scale to our collective track record in health research, building on established projects such as:

  • Connected Bradford – which links health, education, social care, crime, environmental and council data.
  • Leeds Cancer Dataset – at the forefront of collecting information on cancer referrals, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for over 15 years.

Our SDE offers a transformational opportunity to improve patient care and safety, reduce inequalities and enhance life chances for 5.7m people. We also have ambitions for it to encourage more to take part in clinical trials.

As we bring this community with us on our journey into a new research era, it is shaped by NHS-leading public engagement, and governed by the highest standards of data security.


Currently Underway

Other projects

West Yorkshire Scientific Advisory Group (WYSAG)

The West Yorkshire Scientific Advisory Group (WYSAG) is hosted and facilitated by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Yorkshire and Humber on behalf of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and...

Our COVID-19 response

The YH ARC teams aimed to generate evidence on COVID-19’s diverse impacts, guide responses, and maintain healthcare provision, with community engagement and co-production key to ensuring research addressed local needs....

PRIMROSE – Interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in people living with severe mental illness – implementation expertise

UCLP-Primrose intervention aims to improve the assessment and management of cardiovascular disease in individuals with severe mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia. By integrating UCLPartners Proactive Care...

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