Collaboration

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, in March 2020 colleagues from NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh asked the DataLoch team to help in the production of a dedicated COVID-19-linked dataset. This request was motivated by a need to support immediate hospital-based service management and to provide a foundation for active and anticipated regional and national research into the outbreak.

The DataLoch team, working in collaboration with clinicians on NHS Lothian data, built a linked COVID-19 dataset for use by approved researchers on 30 April 2020.

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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 key purp...
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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 burden on...
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Information Governance – What’s that about and who would want to work in it?

Amy Tilbrook, Information Governance (IG) Facilitator

Amy Tilbrook, Information Governance (IG) Facilitator

I have Googled (other search engines are available) the terms “governance”, “information governance”, “data governance”, “governance framewor...
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Not all Biomedical Scientists wear lab coats and use pipettes…

Sophie McCall, Data Analyst

Sophie McCall, Data Analyst

…some of us wear regular clothes and use R and SQL to analyse data. I joined DataLoch in January 2021 as a Data Analyst. I work with researc...
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Clinical characteristics and treatment patterns of early breast cancer patients in Scotland Dr Peter Hall Non Covid-19 Project

New medicines are in development that may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival after treatment for early breast cancer. The UK regula...
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Myocardial Injury in elective Coronary Angiography (MICA) Dr Ryan Wereski Non Covid-19 Project

We have recently shown that in patients with symptoms of angina, that a blood test called troponin can predict the severity of a type of heart disease cal...
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