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UK’s Largest Health Research Program

A multi-year, longitudinal research program, involving up to five million participants from the United Kingdom – almost 10% of the UK’s adult population – aims to identify more inclusive and effective ways to prevent, detect, and treat disease.

The program will be conducted by Our Future Health, a national health research initiative and collaboration between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), public health agencies, non-profits, and leading life sciences companies. It will be facilitated by the Californian-based company Evidation, which has an enterprise digital health engagement and measurement platform used for research and engagement by some of the world’s leading healthcare organisations.

A multi-year, longitudinal research program… aims to identify more inclusive and effective ways to prevent, detect, and treat disease

Evidation makes it possible to harness real-world data — including wearables and survey data — to deeply understand health experiences rapidly and longitudinally, in large populations. Refined over a decade, the company’s measurement and engagement platform helps capture health data from outside the clinic and rewards participants for taking healthy actions. To make this massive research initiative possible, Evidation is creating a new digital experience, including a participant-facing app and technology infrastructure.

“Our Future Health aims to be a world-leading resource for health research,” said Dr Raghib Ali OBE, Chief Executive of Our Future Health. “Evidation has extensive expertise measuring and characterising health in everyday life and engaging people at scale. This, combined with their experience in deploying large research and engagement programs and their shared commitment to the highest standards of data protection and user privacy, makes them the ideal partner for Our Future Health.”

Our Future Health is a member of the UK Health Data Research Alliance, an independent alliance of leading healthcare and research organisations establishing best practice for the ethical use of UK health data for research at scale.