The future of research

data in a safe, secure and

trusted environment.

Richard Hier

Programme Manager

Richard is the SeRP Programme Manager, with over 15 years of experience working in NHS, private sector and academia. Richards role have been focused on support services, IT implementation and customer/supplier relationship management. Richard is responsible for the relationships with all organisations using SeRP across the UK and globally. It’s a role that Richard enjoys, understanding their challenges and identifying how SeRP can be best delivered to support the ongoing needs of research organisations globally. Richard oversees the project management of the SeRP Technical Teams to ensure a coordinated delivery of SeRP products to all their collaborative organisations. Richard is a registered PRINCE2 practitioner and holds ITIL, MSP and other best practice qualifications. When outside of the office, Richard is a keen cyclists and enjoys nothing more than walks with his dog.

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Assurance & accreditations

“We have partnered with (SeRP) because their experience in health data security is the best in the world. Monash University is committed to guaranteeing data security.”

Professor Ian Smith, Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure), Monash University, Australia

“SeRP offered an additional added value to the CRIS Programme over and above our current hosting provider… specifically their SeRP Platform-as-a-Service”

Mike Denis, Chief Executive Officer, Akrivia Health

"The establishment of Dementia Platform Australia (DPAU), led by The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW Sydney, has benefited from the existing SeRP instance at Monash University, Australia. Utilising an established SeRP instance has facilitated a relatively straight forward implementation of DPAU. SeRP is a trusted and proven technology and DPAU is confident that SeRP is the optimal solution for our data sharing platform."

Vibeke S. Catts, PhD, Research Manager, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

"SeRP data security was perfect, very important for Genes & Health - a data breach is our number one risk and would lose the confidence of our volunteers and researchers"

Professor David van Heel, Professor of Genetics at Queen Mary University of London and Chief Investigator at East London Genes & Health