Closing the STEM gap is a collective responsibility
11 February 2022
11 February 2022 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science; a day dedicated to helping ensure women and girls are encouraged and able to contribute and benefit from the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Here DataLab policy lead, Jess Morley, discusses the challenges involved in closing the gap in representation and reward for women working in these fields, and what the DataLab are trying to do to help lower some of the associated barriers.
Pioneering a new digital platform for primary care surveillance and trials
9 December 2020
Big data COVID-19 Clinical trials Digital health & innovation
Professor Simon de Lusignan, Professor of Primary Care and Digital Informatics, describes how a decades old primary care surveillance system is evolving into a sophisticated digital hub capable of supporting COVID-19 trials and related research.
High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm
31 March 2020
DPhil student Georgia Richards argues why its time for doctors to rethink the prescribing of high-dose opioids for people with chronic pain.
The DataLab - What we did last year!
21 February 2020
Most people share their end of year roundup during late December when everyone is too full of cake to read. Now you’re back in the saddle, Brian McKenna, Honorary Research Fellow, presents the DataLab's roundup of everything they threw out into the world over the previous 12 months!
Big Data: How codebreakers helped transform healthcare
1 February 2018
Big data Public engagement & involvement Research methods & EBM
Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and Official Fellow of Kellogg College, discusses the role of code breaking in healthcare, linking its use to the famous Enigma Machine and explaining why the department is linking up with Kellogg College's upcoming 'Bletchley Park Week.'
Does being overweight increase the risk of severe kidney disease?
9 March 2017
For World Kidney Day 2017, Dan Richards-Doran reports on new research that links being overweight with the development of advanced chronic kidney disease.
Big data in healthcare: problems and potential
28 April 2016
What does “big data” look like when it comes to healthcare, what are the problems for researchers and what are the potential benefits to patients?