West Midlands Secure Data Environment

The West Midlands Secure Data Environment (SDE) is part of a national SDE Programme that supports the creation of Platforms that give authorised, trained researchers the ability to analyse health and social care data.


The West Midlands Secure Data Environment (SDE) is part of a national SDE Programme that supports the creation of Platforms that give authorised, trained researchers the ability to analyse health and social care data.

The aims for this Programme are:

– To collate and harmonise large scale multi-modal healthcare data to derive executable knowledge which;

– Delivers Improvements in healthcare decisions
– Enable Discovery
– Catalyses Innovation

With Mission Delivery Assured and Enabled by:
– Robust governance structures
– Privacy protection by design
– Meaningful patient and public involvement and oversight in data use decision-making The West Midlands Secure Data Environment (WMSDE) is a data storage and access platform that improves patient care by delivering innovation sooner. It is part of the national Data for Research and Development programme and is one of several regional platforms in the NHS Secure Data Environment network.

How it works
The WMSDE works with universities and other experts in the West Midlands to provide secure data for clinical trials and studies.

Approved users can access appropriate information for analysis, with the NHS tightly controlling what they see. The WMSDE maintains the highest standards of NHS data security while making research more efficient.

The Programme Consists of a number of Governance Structures listed below:
– WMSDE Executive Board
– WMSDE Programme Board
– Information Governance and Ethics
– Data
– Technical Design Authority
– Commercial
– Communication and PPIE
– Digital Clinical Trials
– Data Trust Committee

Project Team

Project Details

Start Date: 02/01/2023

End Date: 28/03/2025

Funders: NHS England

Predictive models in perioperative medicine

HDR Midlands Project

PATHWAY – UHB Health Data Research Hub

HDR Midlands Project

RECORDER – Researching Rare Diseases

HDR Midlands Project