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Research Officer – Software Developer for SAIL

June 18, 2018

Are you a software developer who is interested in using your skills to advance a cutting-edge field of research and improve patients’ lives? Consider applying for a job with SAIL Analytical Services. The role We are seeking a data scientist – software developer to contribute to the development of tools and infrastructure that will enable …

The problems that occur when health data is not used

June 14, 2018

By Kerina Jones, SAIL Databank Associate Professor Health data is more than just statistics or numbers. It can be collected, used and shared in lots of different ways. But ignoring certain medical data has the potential to change the way you are treated, how your care is provided and what happens to you as a …

Data platform promises major change in young people’s mental health research

May 17, 2018

Mental health research charity MQ has partnered with a team at Swansea University Medical School to develop a major new young people’s mental health data platform. The MQ Adolescent Data Platform for Mental Health Research, will be hosted by SAIL Databank and will anonymously bring together data for research from a large range of existing and new …

Analytical services team supports SAIL users conducting research

SAIL Analytical Services are an interdisciplinary team that provides research support for the SAIL Databank. Our team of data scientists support SAIL users throughout the research life cycle, from an initial idea to publication and beyond. They collaborate with internal and external research groups on SAIL research projects, and lead their own methodological research projects in …

New study reveals how electronic health records can improve clinical trial follow up

May 16, 2018

A new study by Swansea University academics has indicated that SAIL Databank can provide a simple, cost-effective way to follow-up after the completion of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The study Long term extension of a randomised controlled trial of probiotics using electronic health records led by researchers in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of …

Epilepsy drug exposure in womb linked to significantly poorer school test results

May 8, 2018

Epilepsy research conducted by Arron Lacey at Swansea University Medical School found exposure to epilepsy drugs in the womb is linked to significantly poorer school test results among seven year olds. Arron is part of the Prudent Healthcare Research Team and the Swansea Neurology Research Group that includes SAIL analysts, clinicians and academics. They conduct …

Hands-on Work Experience with Research using Population Health Data

April 9, 2018

What is this about? The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, based in Swansea University Medical School, is a world-class resource for conducting population health research, holding billions of records from a variety of data sources covering the Welsh population. An interdisciplinary workforce in the Data Science Building conducts a variety of methodological and applied …