ELIXIR-UK Health Data Workshop 2021

When: Monday 21st June 2021, 11am – 5pm GMT

Where: Online

This workshop is the first step in forming a UK health data community which identifies with the goals of ELIXIR. This event is aimed at those working in health data within the UK, including those working in academic institutions, healthcare and life science companies. 

During the event we will discuss ELIXIR and EU health data activities and how these fit with UK health data communities and projects. We will also discuss how we can move towards creating an ELIXIR-UK health data community aligned with the human data opportunities available with ELIXIR.

You can find the slides presented at the workshop by clicking the orange links in the agenda.


Welcome and Introduction

Carole Goble, ELIXIR-UK (University of Manchester)

11:00 – 11:15

Bringing together ELIXIR health data expertise

Tim Beck, ELIXIR-UK (University of Leicester)

11:15 – 11:30

European human and health data projects, infrastructure and activities

· Gary Saunders, ELIXIR Hub

· Jan-Willem Boiten, National health research infrastructure at ELIXIR-NL Node

· Kees van Bochove, European Health Data Evidence Network

· Rosie Richards, European Health Data Space

11:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30

UK health data communities and projects

· Ekaterini Blaveri, MRC health data perspective

· Susheel Varma, HDR UK

· Philip Quinlan, BBMRI.UK

· James Welch, NIHR HIC

· Tim Gentry, NHS Digital

13:30 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:00

Parallel breakout sessions 1

Breakout 1: ELIXIR-UK health data service planning

Chairs: Tim Beck, ELIXIR-UK (University of Leicester) and Susheel Varma, HDR UK

Breakout 2: ELIXIR-UK training for health data researchers

Chair: Krzysztof Poterlowicz, ELIXIR-UK Training Coordinator (University of Bradford)

15:00 – 15:55

Parallel breakout sessions 2

Breakout 3: Data FAIRification and the FAIR Cookbook

Chairs: Philippe Rocca-Serra, ELIXIR-UK (University of Oxford) and Nick Juty, ELIXIR-UK (University of Manchester)

Breakout 4: Identifying and preparing for Horizon Europe opportunities

Chairs: Andy Smith and Gary Saunders, ELIXIR Hub

15:55 – 16:40

Feedback from breakout rooms

16:40 – 16:50

Summary and concluding remarks

Tim Beck/Carole Goble

16:50 – 17:00

Dr Tim Beck, University of Leicester, Catherine Hunter, ELIXIR-UK Project Manager and Hannah Norman, ELIXIR-UK Community Engagement Officer.