The Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS) builds a research environment for producing research of internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability.  Enabling interdisciplinary collaboration and supporting infrastructure are crucial ingredients of success. 

We are working to:

  • optimise and protect our key data assets including e.g., the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank (AMND), the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s (ACONF), and the 1936 and 1921 Aberdeen Birth Cohorts, building relationships to provide access to research ready data with expert interpretation.
  • promote and develop our facilities to support the changing demands in health data science, e.g., to include high powered computing.
  • champion streamlined, transparent governance processes for access to data and influencing the wider governance culture.

The Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS) is a gateway for access to:


Introduction to Grampian Data Safe Haven