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UoM UK Biobank Community Returns

The first UoM UK Biobank Community meeting will take place on the 19th of November and will feature presentations from Chris Boultwood, Chief Information Officer, UK Biobank and Gary Leeming from Connected Health Cities. If you are a UK Biobank user at the University then come along!

Registration is now open for this meeting and the agenda is The agenda for this meeting will feature updates from UK Biobank and a presentation on using sensitive data in the Cloud. There will also be a discussion on topics for future community meetings.

UK Biobank: Past, present, and future

Chris Boultwood, Chief Information Officer, UK Biobank

This presentation will cover:
  • A brief review of the history of UK Biobank, emphasising the growth in the use of the resource by researchers worldwide over the last few years;
  • An update on the status of current major enhancement and access projects
  • A summary of other future developments currently under discussion

Sensitive Data Research in the Cloud

Gary Leeming, Chief Technology Officer, Connected Health Cities

Researchers are increasingly using sensitive and personal data in their research which requires new, risk-based approaches to security, especially as the University of Manchester moves to a cloud-first policy. Leeming will discuss the challenges of developing a new service that needs to balance the risk of threats against the need to ensure that researchers have access to appropriate services to collect, manage and investigate data that is subject to tight governance controls and how a cloud-based approach, training, and policies need to be developed to enable this.

We would be grateful if you could please register for the meeting.