By Tom Foley.
The Farr Institute is a UK-wide research collaboration involving 21 academic institutions and health partners in England, Scotland and Wales. Publically funded by a consortium of ten organisations led by the Medical Research Council, the Institute is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge research using ‘big data’ to advance the health and care of patients and the public. The Farr Institute does not own or control data but analyses data to better understand the health of patients and populations. Partners perform research and develop methods, build skills, engage the public, create partnerships and help develop regulation and ethics frameworks.