The UK has millions of samples and billions of datapoints collected from UK patients. Yet we know that small companies struggle to access them.
80% of SMEs found accessing UK samples unexpectedly difficult with the result that 75% imported samples from abroad
From our State of the Discovery Nation report
Working with organisations such as the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre and HDR UK, we are supporting and developing directories of consented tissue and data, as well as research services for SMEs procuring access to these assets.
We are also ensuring that SME requirements are known to data owners, and supporting these owners in building brokerage services around their datasets to ensure that smaller companies can use the data on reasonable terms.