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Health data software projects ‘need more funding’

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Ben Goldacre says universities should embrace research software engineering as “academically creative discipline”

A leading data scientist has called for more dedicated funding for software projects and developers working on health data.

In a new report, Ben Goldacre, the director of DataLab at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, argues that software development is a “central feature” of all good work with data.

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