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Philip Quinlan

Director of Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Research Summary


  • A 4.05M project to develop a single data asset comprising of 44 data sources from across the UK in order to facilitate greater research into the potential immunity to COVID-19.
  • A consortium comprising 20 research organisations under a common vision of FAIR data principles
  • A collaboration with industry to bring the bleeding edge technical capabilities to the fore
  • A data engineering effort to make data usable for research


  • A £40M initiative under a single institute vision to bring health care data, clinicians and technical specialists together to drive change at scale
  • University of Nottingham lead in the HDR Midlands grouping
  • Developing the UoNs Trusted Research Environment for sharing of data
  • Providing technical expertise to build the national data infrastructure to ensure researchers have access to the required datasets
  • Seeking to develop hybrid career paths for digital health technologists


  • A focused long-term effort to change the dynamics in the sharing of human samples for research
  • A collaborative across over 200 biobanks in the UK with a commitment to change
  • Changing national policy to increase transparency in the collection of human samples
  • The UKs nominated organisation in the European infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC

Digital Research Service

  • A growing team (approx.. 30) of technical specialists who have supported over £50M of research in the University of Nottingham
  • A cost recovered service that is supported by the research community
  • International recognition as a trusted intermediary in building appropriate data infrastructure to enhance and grow research capabilities
  • Developing a national reputation for providing a unique career path in academia

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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