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MQ sets the pace to get the most from UK health datasets

The mental health charity MQ has funded four data-science projects in a move to connect the UK’s healthcare, morbidity and administrative datasets to bolster mental health research.

The successful projects, announced on 4 July, have each been awarded £50,000. They are the first to be funded under MQ’s Data Science programme, which was launched this year.

Neil Balmer, head of communications at MQ, told Research Fortnight: “The UK has some of the world’s most complete healthcare, morbidity and administrative datasets. However, at present these resources are largely unlinked and have not yet been optimised for use in mental health research.

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