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AI and Data Research Group

The AI and Data Research Working Group is a professional community of NHS/HE R&D and IG staff across the UK that meets online bimonthly. The focus of the group is the secondary use of patient data for research and technological innovation, such as AI development. In this rapidly evolving and expanding field, group members benefit from sharing experiences, best practice, documents and information about the latest guidance, policy and legislation.  In addition, the group aims to provide a collective voice for governance professionals to engage with relevant regulators including the HRA.

Topics the group has been exploring include defining data research/AI development in the NHS versus clinical activity; anonymisation (and the application of GDPR and confidentiality law); controller and processor arrangements; transparency and patient engagement; intellectual property and commercialisation; data linkage and Secure Data Environments. The group plans to deliver outputs in these topic areas.

Group Chair:

Adam Loveday

Adam is the Data and AI Research Governance Lead at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Adam leads on research governance for the East of England Sub-National Secure Data Environment and sits on various national groups for the SDE programme. He has particular interest in the use of routinely collected de-identified data for research; including chairing the CUH research database data access committee and overseeing, with his team, research governance of Trust projects ranging from small, clinician led descriptive studies to large-scale epidemiology and AI development/testing. Adam has a PhD in wearable technology and digital health.

Group Members:

TBA – Group membership is under review and this page will be updated when this is confirmed.

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