We are a truly mixed team of software developers, clinicians and traditional academic researchers all pooling skills and knowledge. We are unusual: we produce academic research papers, but we also use the same skills to build build live, interactive, data-driven tools and services; as well as real, practical policy insights on how data can be used to improve lives.

Our work is extremely high impact: our OpenPrescribing.net tool sees over 130,000 unique users a year; our TrialsTracker tools have received extensive global media coverage and help set the policy agenda; our OpenSAFELY.org platform is operating across 40% of England’s full pseudonymised patient records to generate key insights for clinicians and policymakers during COVID-19.

Our research covers a range of topics including: innovative informatics methods; variation in clinical care; behaviour change; research integrity; policy analysis; and more. We also aim to embody new ways of working: we share all our code as open source, and work openly and collaboratively by design, combining best practice from the software development and academic community. We also aim to be positive about the blockers: where we encounter technical, regulatory and cultural barriers to the better use of data, we write them up, and offer workable, practical solutions.

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Ben Goldacre

Director of Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science
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Seb Bacon

Chief Technical Officer
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Alex Walker

Researcher
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Amir Mehrkar

Senior Clinical Researcher
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Andrea Schaffer

Epidemiologist
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Andrew Brown

Clinical informatician
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Becky Smith

Software Developer
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Ben Butler-Cole

Software Developer
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Brian MacKenna

Honorary Research Fellow Pharmacist
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Caroline Morton

Researcher/Developer
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Caroline Walters

Researcher
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Chris Wood

Clinical informatician (Pharmacist)
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Colm Andrews

Data Scientist
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Dave Evans

Consultant Software Developer
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George Hickman

Consultant Software Developer
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Helen Curtis

Researcher
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Henry Drysdale

Clinical Researcher
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Hilary Winstanly

PA / Administration
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Iain Dillingham

Software Developer
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Jess Morley

Policy lead
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Jon Massey

Data Scientist
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Linda Nab

Epidemiologist
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Lisa Hopcroft

Data Scientist
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Louis Fisher

Data Scientist
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Milan Wiedemann

Data Scientist
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Millie Green

Data Scientist
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Nick DeVito

Researcher
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Orla Macdonald

Research Pharmacist
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Peter Inglesby

Software Developer
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Richard Croker

Honorary Research Fellow
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Robert Willans

Data Scientist
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Robin Park

Data Scientist
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Rose Higgins

Health Data Scientist
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Simon Davy

Consultant Software Developer
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Steve Maude

Software Developer
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Tom O'Dwyer

Software Developer
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Tom Ward

Consultant Software Developer
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Vicky Speed

Clinical informatician
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Will Hulme

Statistician