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Farr Institute – Centre for Improvement in Population Health through E-records Research (CIPHER) (Swansea University)

By Tom Foley.

CIPHER undertakes research that covers both observational and interventional research across all disease areas with an emphasis on methodological innovation and development in e-records research, including public engagement. There are a number of specific research programmes on injury, the built environment, substance use, mental health, infection and child health, as well as the traditional major chronic diseases. CIPHER benefits from access to the Welsh Government Funded, Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank. SAIL This holds large amounts of linked data on the population of Wales. It is anonymised person-based data that can be used for research to improve health, well-being and services.