Lifebit announced a long-term partnership where Lifebit’s technology, Lifebit CloudOS, will power a cloud-based Trusted Research Environment (TRE) to serve as the scalable and secure data management and analysis platform for researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
As one of the leading UK biomedical research organisations, the NIHR Cambridge BRC maintains a secure source of fully consented clinico-genomic data from patients with chronic diseases and cancer. This biomedical data holds huge potential for health researchers to unlock discoveries on disease, supporting recent breakthroughs such as the development of clinical algorithms to guide precision cancer treatments.
With the launch of CYNAPSE, the NIHR Cambridge BRC joins a growing number of research organisations who are standing up TREs that make use of Lifebit’s pioneering federated technology, designed to take researcher’s computation and analysis to where the data resides, to make sensitive biomedical data securely accessible. Other examples include Genomics England and the Hong Kong Genome Institute.
This news comes in the wake of an announcement of the DARE UK consortium effort between Genomics England, NIHR Cambridge BRC, Eastern AHSN, Cambridge University Health Partners and Lifebit that will see Lifebit’s unique federated technology bridge the TREs of these leading organisations.
“Lifebit is proud to be delivering this next generation federated research platform, which will allow NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers to more effectively collaborate at scale and drive a new wave of connected data here in the UK and globally, accelerating research impact and advancements in patient care.” said Thorben Seeger, Lifebit CBDO.
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