Accessing the Data Portal
The DPUK Data Portal gives researchers anywhere in the world access to high-quality, multi-modal data from more than 50 population and clinical cohort studies, comprising records for over 3.5 million people. Available data includes lifestyle information, cognitive test results, brain imaging, and genetics.
Researchers can identify which cohorts are relevant to their proposed research question or area of study, apply for access to the data, and then analyse it in a secure, remote environment complete with data linkage, analytical software packages, and cross-cohort capability.
As it develops, the Data Portal will be aligned with similar international data repositories through the Alzheimer's Disease Data Initiative. It will also, in partnership with Health Data Research UK, link NHS patient electronic health records with DPUK cohort data to provide a major open-science resource for the community.
- See the cohorts available via the Data Portal
- See the software available to data scientists in the Data Portal
- Find out how we curate our data using our bespoke C-SURV ontology
How it works: from deposit to analysis
Data Portal tutorial
In the following tutorial video, DPUK's Senior Scientist and Data Manager, Dr Sarah Bauermeister, guides users through the basic process of selecting, applying for, and analysing cohort data in the Data Portal.
You can also read our top tips for writing a strong proposal for cohort access using the Data Portal application form.
You may also wish to:
- Read the FAQ on the Data Portal website
- Hone your data analysis skills by joining a DPUK Datathon or Academy event
- Consult the ROADMAP Interactive Data Cube, which offers a high-level, interactive overview of availability of European real-world data on Alzheimer's disease
If you have any questions about working in the Data Portal, please contact Mark Newbury in our Swansea-based team.