The Usher Institute is one of five Data-Driven Innovation Hubs as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.
Within the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme at the University of Edinburgh, the Usher Institute will develop innovative and financially sustainable models of health and social care that improve lives, through the application of data science.
With a new building for the Usher Institute, due to be located at Edinburgh BioQuarter, up to 600 health and social care researchers and scientists will be co-located, collaborating with colleagues from public, private and third sector organisations to deliver data-driven advances.
The Institute will draw on Scotland’s mature and world-leading health data assets, and well-established governance and data-sharing protocols developed in partnership with the National Health Service and the Scottish Government.
Director: Professor Aziz Sheikh
Senior Responsible Officer for the DDI Programme in Health and Social Care: Professor Nicholas Mills
Contact: Colan Mehaffey, Chief Operating Officer for the Health & Social Care Sector of the DDI Programme.
Data-Driven Innovation Programme
The DDI Programme includes work across ten industry sectors; including Health and Social Care and Public Sector. The five delivery hubs will each focus on industry sectors in their area of expertise, coming together to help Edinburgh to become the Data Capital of Europe, creating wider benefits for the economy and society.
The delivery hubs
Health and Social Care Sector
The Usher Institute leads on activity within the DDI Programme focussed on the health and social care sector.
Programmes of work which have approved funding from the DDI programme currently include: