UCL Application for a Mental Health Data Pathfinder award

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: UNLISTED


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Technical Summary

Advancing methodology and linkages in electronic health records for mental health research.

UCL’s cross-disciplinary mental health research is world leading, with current mental health grant activity in excess of £100M. Our Mental Health Data Pathfinder proposal brings together research leaders from across our mental health and neuroscience Divisions and Institutes, and integrates our unparalleled infrastructure and expertise in Population Health Sciences and Health Informatics. The application builds on our track record in neurosciences, epidemiology and mental health database research. Our project is ambitious and deliverable, representing a range of research disciplines that will meet several pathfinder data challenges, and will deliver real impact on data quality and methods in mental health research.
The UCL mental health data pathfinder aims to enhance UCL’s Electronic Mental Health Record capacity through new linkage, new data discovery methods, involving large databases of adults and/or children in primary and secondary care. This will determine the effectiveness, precision and safety of mental health interventions.


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Description DataMInd
Amount £2,031,434 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2024
Description Increasing access to social prescribing for people living with severe mental illnesses at risk of cardiovascular disease
Amount £224,999 (GBP)
Funding ID MQF226 
Organisation MQ Mental Health Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 10/2026
Title C&I CRIS 
Description ethics renewal for CRIS research database at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust took place to facilitate data Pathfinder activity. approved researchers may apply to use the database 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact faciliates clinical research and also service evaluation for the local NHS Trust 
URL https://www.candi.nhs.uk/health-professionals/research/ci-research-database
Description MQ Data Science Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MQ data science meeting for using health data in mental health research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020