The DataLoch Partnership

DataLoch is a secure, pioneering data service that has been developed in partnership by the following organisations to enable improvements in health and social care.

We are in active discussions with other NHS Boards and Local Authorities regarding joining the partnership in the near future.

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The Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) is a £20 million, multi-disciplinary research programme combining research across fields including medicine and other care professions, engineering, informatics, health data science, and social sciences.

The Chief Scientist Office is part of the Scottish Government Health Care Directorates. Their vision is to support and increase the level of high-quality health research conducted in Scotland. For this, they provide resources that enable the provisioning of high-quality data for health research in South-East Scotland.

Edinburgh Cancer Informatics combines information science, computer science, and health care expertise to use data for research into cancer and to help NHS patients at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.

The electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS) is part of Public Health Scotland and offers support to researchers in accessing administrative health and non-health datasets, as well as a secure analytical environment known as the Scottish National Safe Haven.

EPCC, based at the University of Edinburgh, accelerates the secure and effective use of novel computing throughout industry, academia and commerce. Among other projects, it hosts – and develops the infrastructure and software for – the Scottish National Safe Haven on behalf of Public Health Scotland.

Formed through a collaboration of NHS Borders, NHS Fife and NHS Lothian, Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) is a Regional Innovation Test Bed set up by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office. HISES is part of a national network created to deliver the Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.

The NHS Lothian Analytical Services team provides information, insight and analytical support across the whole of NHS Lothian’s health and social care provision.

The UK Health Data Research Alliance is an independent alliance of leading health care and research organisations united to establish best practice for the ethical use of UK health data for research at scale. The “Alliance” is a programme of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the national institute for health data science.