Using administrative data in ARC research
6 July 2023

6 July 2023 / Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS

Join the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West and ARC West Midlands for a national cross-ARC workshop focused on using health and administrative data in ARC research.

This full-day workshop will bring together data experts in applied health informatics and will be highly participatory. Each session will be introduced by a speaker, followed by discussion and opportunities for networking.

10.00 – 10:30 Arrival – refreshments available


10:30 – 10:40 Welcome and outline of the day


10:40 – 10:50 Introduction to session – John MacLeod, ARC West (Chair)


10:50 – 11:30 Presenter – Rachel Denholm, ARC West



Existing national health data assets available to support ARC research


11:30 – 12:10 Presenter – Jo Knight, ARC NWC



Local / regional health data assets

Currently available data

Data potentially available through regional SDEs


12:10 – 12:25 Break
12:25 – 13:05 Presenter – Pia Hardelid, ARC NT



Access to data not generated by health services

Other administrative data

Linkages to non-administrative data (e.g. research data)


13:05 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 14:10 Introduction to session – Richard Lilford, ARC WM (Chair)


14:10 – 14:50 Presenter – Rob Stewart, ARC SL



Creating “research ready” data
Data wrangling, curating and coding, extracting information from unstructured data such as free text


14:50 – 15:30 Presenter – Matt Franklin, ARC Y+H



Making useful and valid inference
Addressing bias
Actionable analytics – real time analyses to support better and safer care


15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:20 Presenter – details tbc



Machine learning
Applications where ML has proven utility
Applications where utility of ML is uncertain


16:20 -16:30 Wrap up and Close

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