Working with LIDA


LIDA is a trusted partner that offers secure data services, resources and expertise which can help you to derive additional value from the data you hold and further develop your internal data analytics capability.

A collaborative space for multidisciplinary research, education and training

LIDA provides Safe Rooms for research with identifiable personal data, NHS DSPT/ISO27001 IT infrastructure for research with identifiable and pseudonymised personal data, and a multidisciplinary research environment for 156 researchers, academics, PhD students and professional services staff from across the University.

Partners can co-locate their staff within the institute, either permanently or for a defined period relating to a particular project or activity. The space can be used for training courses and seminars. Whilst working at the Institute, colleagues benefit from direct access to members of the academic and technical teams, whilst also making use of our facilities, including the Integrated Research Campus.


Secure research IT infrastructure

LIDA has two data management infrastructures (IT platforms), the Integrated Research Campus (IRC) and the Secure Electronic Environment for Data (SEED).

LIDA’s IRC provides the University’s only ISO27001 and DSPT accredited IT Platform that enables students and researchers to undertake projects involving personal identifiable data and/or data with high commercial sensitivity.


LIDA Partners

Data Science Internship Programme

Our Data Scientist Intern programme enables partners to test new ideas, methods and techniques before committing to a longer term programme of work.

As an intern project sponsor, our partners set the project brief and then receive regular updates and a final report from the intern and their academic supervisors

Sponsorship of PhD Projects

LIDA hosts two Centres for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society, and in AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care.

Sponsorship of PhD projects for longer term research, enabling partners to access skills, strategic advice, data and networks.

As a PhD project sponsor, our partners work with the academic supervisors to set the initial brief and remain engaged to help steer and inform the project throughout its duration.


Guest Lecturers

Guest lectures and masterclasses cover both real world applications of data analytics and related career opportunities and enable partners to help shape the skills of the future workforce.

Training and Professional Development

Our programme of short courses are open to our partners and we can also meet bespoke training requirements.

We believe in innovation through collaboration and work closely with a wide range of data partners in the public, private and third sectors to ensure the Institute’s academic expertise is channelled towards addressing real-world challenges.


For more information or to discuss how your organisation can benefit from working with LIDA please contact