SAIL Databank Wins Research Impact Award

On Wednesday 13th October at the Health and Care Research Wales’ 8th Annual Conference at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, it was announced that SAIL Databank was the joint winner of this year’s Impact Award.

Health and Care Research Wales have been a principal funder of SAIL Databank since it started in 2007.

The award recognises the role of SAIL Databank in the One Wales collaborative response to COVID-19. One Wales involved many organisation partners that included,

  • ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK),
  • BREATHE – The Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health,
  • Digital Health and Care Wales,
  • Health Data Research UK (HDR UK),
  • Population Data Science at Swansea University,
  • Public Health Wales 
  • Swansea University Medical School,
  • Welsh Government,
  • Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
  • Health and Care Research Wales

The award was presented to SAIL Databank’s Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist, Associate Professor Ashley Akbari at the event attended by the Welsh research community.

Under its overarching theme of ‘Where would we be without research?’, the event welcomed many high-profile speakers from Welsh Government, the NHS and academia. Delegates were also invited to attend workshops covering themes such as post-Covid-19 research priorities, maintaining strong public and patient involvement, retaining and developing talented researchers, effective research dissemination, and the link between research, policy and practice.