Introducing Our Future Health: A world-leading platform for early detection and prevention research ShareThis


Register now to attend our upcoming webinar introducing Our Future Health, a world-leading platform for early detection and prevention research. This webinar has been jointly organised by CLOSER and the Our Future Health team.

Event details

  • Date:

    Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • Time:

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Venue:

    Online via Zoom

  • Event organiser:

    CLOSER and Our Future Health

  • Price:


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, will introduce the project to the academic community, providing insight into its background, aims and objectives, and the opportunities it offers researchers.

The webinar is aimed at scientists from a wide range of disciplines looking for opportunities to engage in large-scale longitudinal population studies. During the session, we will:

  • Provide an overview of the study and an update on the latest developments
  • Set out the opportunities for researchers to engage with Our Future Health
  • Answer questions and discuss 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.

Outline of the session

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to ISCF Accelerating Detection of Disease Challenge
    (Alison Cave, Innovate UK)
  • Overview of Our Future Health
    (Andrew Roddam, CEO, Our Future Health Ltd)
  • Opportunities and challenges for the research community
    (Alison Park, Director of Research, ESRC)
  • Q&A
  • Close and next steps

The full, finalised programme will be circulated to participants in advance of the session.

Registration and accessing the session

This webinar will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions for how to access the webinar will be sent to all registered guests prior to each session. Please book your place via Eventbrite.

Further information

If you have any questions, or require further information about this event, please contact our Digital Communications and Events Manager, Jennie Blows (

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