This webinar introduced the Our Future Health project to the academic community and provided insight into its background, aims and objectives, and the opportunities it offers researchers. Videos and slides from the webinar are available below.
About the session
Our Future Health will be the UK’s largest ever health research programme, designed to help people live healthier lives for longer through the discovery and testing of more effective approaches to prevention, earlier detection and improved treatment of diseases.
This 2-hour session, jointly organised by CLOSER and Our Future Health, introduced the project to the academic community and provided insight into its background, aims and objectives, and the opportunities it offers researchers.
The webinar was aimed at scientists from a wide range of disciplines looking for opportunities to engage in large-scale longitudinal population studies. The session covered:
- An overview of the study and an update on the latest developments
- Set out the opportunities for researchers to engage with Our Future Health
- Q&A and discussion on the challenges that lie ahead.
About the Our Future Health project
Our Future Health is the new name for the Accelerating Detection of Disease programme. It will collect and link multiple sources of health and health-relevant information, including genetic data, across a cohort of 5 million people that reflects the UK population.
This will create a world-leading resource for academic and commercial researchers to undertake discovery research on early indicators of disease, plus the opportunity to re-contact participants on a risk-stratified basis for secondary studies.
Our Future Health has an initial provision of £79 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund funding through UKRI, which is being used to set up and begin to deliver the programme. Matched funding of up to £160 million is being sought from industry and charity partners.
Download the presentation slides (PDF):
- Introduction to ISCF Accelerating Detection of Disease Challenge (Alison Cave, Innovate UK)
- Overview of Our Future Health (Andrew Roddam, CEO, Our Future Health Ltd)
Videos from the webinar can be viewed on the CLOSER YouTube channel:
- Introduction to ISCF Accelerating Detection of Disease Challenge
- Overview of Our Future Health
- Q&A session
If you have any questions or would like any further information about the Our Future Health project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org