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There is a growing movement around the world to ensure the effective use of vast data collections to drive research, policy development and public good initiatives. LIDA brings together applied research groups and data scientists from all disciplines, opening up new opportunities to understand health and human behaviour and casting light on the action required to tackle a wide range of social and environmental problems.

Connecting academic research with external partners in business, government and the third sector; LIDA is matching the world class capabilities of University research with the needs and opportunities of local organisations.

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Our regular free seminars and evolving data science masters will get you ready for that next step. Take that next step with our latest masters and PhDs in data science or begin your journey by enrolling in our Data Scientist Development Programme.

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Our specialist Data Analytics Team are here to support you and your projects from start to finish, find out what they can do for you.

Latest news

Leeds defibrillator research used in parliamentary Bill

Research co-authored by a University of Leeds academic into the inequalities in access to life saving community defibrillators was used in parliament during the first reading of a Bill. The paper, co-authored by Chris Gale, LIDA Co-Director and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in the School of Medicine, found that in the most deprived areas of...

Leeds Digital Festival – The Data Analytics Team top picks

Leeds Digital Festival is back this month with some of the most exciting tech and data organisations in the region delivering talks, demonstrations, workshops and networking opportunities. One of those talks is our very own Data Analytics Team showing us their prized LASER platform, a trusted research environment here at the University of Leeds. While...

Half as many AF patients dying of heart attacks and strokes

Patients living with one of the UK’s most common heart rhythm conditions are 50% less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than they were at the start of the millennium, new research has found. Analysis of the health records of more than 70,000 patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that...

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Upcoming events

Bridging Trust & Research: Exploring the secrets of a secure environment

A Leeds Digital Festival 2023 Event Trusted Research Environments, Data Safe Havens, Secure Data Environments… Call them what you will,...

Cure vs. toxicity: Quantifying preferences for non-surgical management of rectal cancer using a discrete choice experiment

  Background: There is clinical interest in non-surgical management of rectal cancer using higher radiation doses, entailing a trade-offs between...

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