Swansea University to support Population Research UK: a national hub for longitudinal population studies

The University of Bristol and UCL will lead the Population Research UK (PRUK) co-ordination hub, part of an existing strategic investment from the UKRI Infrastructure Fund (https://www.ukri.org/what-we-do/creating-world-class-research-and-innovation-infrastructure/funded-infrastructure-projects/). The UK is a world leader in population research, bolstered by its unique collection of longitudinal population studies, which follow groups of people over time. Individually, the studies […]

SeRP Hubs: In conversation with Professor Simon Thompson

In this interview with Professor Simon Thompson, SeRP’s Co-director discusses SeRP’s new hosted TRE solution. SeRP Hubs allow projects or entire programmes or work to sit as a self-contained research programme, inside a host organisation’s TRE. In this video, Professor Thompson explains how TRE-grade security, infrastructure, and governance can be achieved without the operational and […]

SeRP joins Elixir UK community: Part of a European consortia for life science research

ELIXIR-UK welcomes Swansea University as its newest member, strengthening collaborative efforts in biological data management. The UK Node proudly welcomes Swansea University into its network, further expanding its reach and impact in biological data management and analysis. With the addition of Swansea University, ELIXIR-UK now consists of 27 UK research-performing organisations dedicated to advancing scientific research and […]

A common framework for health data governance standards

Published in the journal, Nature Medicine, the team at SeRP with colleagues across Population Data Science, have proposed a six-tiered governance framework for federated health data, with varying levels of data access and sharing, to facilitate the use of health data held within more than one secure environment, while preserving privacy. Standardised data governance approaches […]

SeRP delivers final report on federated data project TELEPORT

In January 2023, as part of the DARE UK programme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) commissioned five driver projects to inform the design of a UK-wide network of trusted research environments (TREs) – highly secure digital environments that provide access to sensitive data for analysis by accredited researchers. These driver projects ran for nine months, from […]

Safeguarding Sensitive Data with on-premise SeRP Australia

First published by ARDC on 30th November 2023 Research projects that involve sharing sensitive data between researchers are challenging. Yet for collaborative projects, sharing sensitive data in a trusted and governable way is essential to answer complex questions across institutions and countries. To tackle this considerable challenge, Monash University and partners established the Secure eResearch Platform […]

Inaugural Neuroimaging Symposium Sponsorship and the DPUK Data Portal

SeRP proudly sponsored the inaugural Neuroimaging Symposium 2023, held at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 24th October 2023.  SeRP Director, Professor Ronan Lyons welcomed speakers and delegates, from across the UK, to the Welsh capital. The programme’s sessions focused on the value of using neuroimaging data at scale, its value in clinical applications, and the importance […]

Federated data access: Preserving public trust in evolving TRE’s – blog

By connecting national-level data holdings in Wales and Scotland, TELEPORT, led by SeRP, is enabling secure access to improve research quality, leading to better health outcomes. In achieving this, TELEPORT is placing a strong emphasis on Public Involvement and Engagement (PIE), involving lay members in governance panels, appointing a public advocate, and seeking feedback to […]

Dementias Platform UK launches new ground-breaking Imaging Hub on their Data Portal SeRP

A ground-breaking imaging hub, developed by SeRP tenant, the Dementias Platform UK Data Portal team based in Population Data Science at Swansea University Medical School, will provide researchers with unique access to brain imaging scans, together with phenotypic and genomic data, enabling more complex research analysis into dementia. The DPUK Data Portal brings together records of over 3 million people […]