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Finding and reusing research datasets: Health & Medicine

Guide on finding secondary data for reserach and identifying suitable data archives for research dataset deposits.

Finding published research datasets for health and medical research

ElectrocardiogramMany of the key data archives for health and medical research datasets function either as social sciences specialist archives or general interdisciplinary data archives. There are a few discipline-specific data archives for health and medical research. These are mostly based in the USA but tend hold international datasets. This is particularly the case for data from clinical trials. 

On this page you will find a list of data archives for health and medicine, and list of major datasets for health and medical research. You can search re3data or FAIRSharing for a full list of research data archives publishing health and medicine datasets. 

 

Major UK longitudinal datasets for health research

There are numerous longitudinal UK datasets that can be used for health research; this is a list of major datasets that have widespread use nationally and internationally. Please note that many of these require payment for access to data.  

Key data archives for health research

These data archives are recommended by major UK funding bodies and by journal publishers. For a full list of global health-related data archives see re3data or FAIRSharing.  

Data archives for imaging data

These data archives are recommended by major UK funding bodies and by journal publishers. For a full list of global clinical imaging data archives see re3data or FAIRSharing.