The Data Science Laboratory (Data Lab) creates easily accessible linked datasets which can be used for data discovery, e.g. to examine if certain questions can be answered with data held in existing systems.
It enables researchers to develop their research questions and pilot analysis methods and see if data is missing, not collected or not as expected before starting a project. The Data Lab helps to make access to data quicker and easier and has been used to do rapid research, for example, in looking at the impact of COVID.
The Data Lab team have experience working in a number of Trusted Research Environments (TREs), including but not exclusively SAIL Databank, Open Safely, CPRD, ONS and eDRIS.