The range of services and facilities available to support health informatics research continues to grow.  A sample of commonly used resources can be found below.

Biomedical Imaging

Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre

Facilitating high quality, hypothesis driven imaging research through state of the art imaging infrastructure and an expert team dedicated to creating new imaging techniques and technologies.


Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS)

Now part of the Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland, the ADLS supports administrative data based research in the UK by providing expertise in the uses of administrative data, legal and ethical research, data security, disclosure risks and data linkage.

Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) Scotland

Part of the Administrative Data Research Network, ADRC Scotland is led by the University of Edinburgh and brings together many major Scottish research centres and involves world leading experts in the theory, methods and policy of linking records for secondary uses.

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Electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS)

eDRIS makes conducting research easier, more efficient and more convenient by providing a single point of contact to assist researchers in study design, approvals and data access in a secure environment. eDRIS is part of Public Health Intelligence (formerly ISD and HPS) and supports the Farr Institute@Scotland and ADRC Scotland.

Farr@Aberdeen room

Farr@Aberdeen Researcher Facility

A secure facility, with an interactive whiteboard and video conferencing, to support research groups working on linked datasets to collaborate as they analyse data held in the Grampian DaSH or other Safe Havens forming part of the Scottish Safe Haven Network.

Grampian DaSH

Grampian Data Safe Haven

Facilitating safe access to population health data for research while adhering to the highest standards of security and governance and protecting patient confidentiality.



HEADLINES is a network of researchers interested in health informatics research. A forum for researchers to bring together experience, share resources, support education and training, and promote excellence in health informatics research.

 Medical Statistics

Medical Statistics Team

The team provides statistical consultancy, teaching, and support to colleagues in the College of Life Sciences and Medicine and NHS Grampian.

 NHS National Services Scotland

National Privacy Advisory Committee (PAC) 

PAC provides advice on the balance between protecting personal data and making national data available for research, audit and other important uses, and ensures that any information released is carefully controlled.

NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian Research & Development (R&D)

Esures research is conducted to high scientific, ethical and financial standards and aims to provide guidance to researchers undertaking non-commercial & commercial research involving NHS Grampian.


Research Applications & Data Management

Offers research application building and data management services to researchers in the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and external clients.


Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP)

Now part of the Farr Institute @ Scotland, SHIP has been a Scotland-wide research platform for the collation, management, dissemination and analysis of Electronic Patient Records, exploiting Scotland's 30 year track record of nationwide record linkage research.



An initiative created to establish a register of people interested in participating in health research and who agree to allow SHARE to use the coded data in their various NHS computer records to check whether they might be suitable for health research studies.


UK Biobank

A major national health resource with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses.