Who uses DataSHIELD?

Current DataSHIELD Pilots


  • GESA (GEnder-Sensitive Analyses of mental health trajectories and implications for prevention) Grant Number: BMBF FKZ 01GL1718A.
  • MIRACUM (Medical Informatic in Research and Care in University Medicine)                              Grant number: BMBF FKZ 01ZZ1801B.
  • InterConnect (MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge) InterConnect is developing a global collaborative network for diabetes and obesity research, piloting DataSHIELD to facilitate a new approach to data sharing that is secure, scalable and sustainable. This includes data from 7 studies including ALSPAC.
  • the BioSHaRE-EU Healthy Obese Project for the federated analysis of ten European studies including data from the National Child Development Study.
  • the BioSHaRE-EU Environmental Core Project for the federated analysis of data from six European studies including UK Biobank.

Consortia Setting up DataSHIELD Pilots


  • SPIRIT (University of Sherebrooke) intra-uterine determinants of child health and development and on perinatal health services in Quebec, Canada (3 studies) and Shanghai, China (1 study).
  • ENPADASI (German Institute of Human Nutrition) will pilot DataSHIELD to deliver an open access research infrastructure that will contain data from a wide variety of nutritional studies, ranging from mechanistic/interventions to epidemiological studies including a multitude of phenotypic outcomes that will facilitate combined analyses in the future.

DataSHIELD Integration and Scoping Projects


  • BRISSKit (University of Leicester) integrated DataSHIELD with i2b2 data warehouse for biomedical data.
  • ARDC England (University of Southampton) and ARDC Wales (University of Swansea).
  • AMASED project in collaboration with F1000Research scoped secure post publication data analysis
  • AMASED project in collaboration with the British Library scoped the secure text analysis in the digital humanities

Other Interested Groups


  • British Geological Survey
  • Royal College of Physicians