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Enabling improvements in health and social care through a secure, pioneering data service

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How to Apply

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The DataLoch team is currently accepting applications from academics and health and social care professionals within the South-East Scotland region. Any person wishing to access any of the datasets hosted by DataLoch will need to meet a number of key governance criteria to ensure their purpose and interest is both legitimate and appropriate.

How to Apply

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Data Security

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DataLoch brings together routine data collected as part of people’s day-to-day interactions with health and social care services. NHS Lothian is the lead Data Controller of all data hosted by DataLoch. Protecting the individual identities of all those in the data is the DataLoch team’s most important priority.

Data Security

Meet the Team

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Our close-knit team of clinical experts, data analysts, service managers, and governance specialists enable improvements in health and social care that will make a real difference to the everyday lives of residents in South-East Scotland. The team is led by Professor Nick Mills, an experienced clinician and health data researcher.

Meet the Team

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Hallmarks of a great lay summary: advice from the DataLoch Public Reference Group 26/04/2022

Lay Summaries and Public Benefit Statements are valuable parts of DataLoch applications. They present an informative overview of the ke...
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HDR UK Phenotypes: streamlining the identification of conditions in DataLoch 06/04/2022

DataLoch has incorporated a significant selection of HDR UK Phenotypes within our repository. Through these, our aim is to ease the bur...
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