Community forum
This is an open space to discuss health research topics, feedback on the Gateway functionality and comment on resources such as datasets. Everyone is welcome to join existing discussions or start a new topic.
Category Topics

Innovation Gateway Comments

You can use the discussion tab to add comments on datasets, project and any resources on the Innovation gateway. Those comments will also appear here.


We regularly host webinars, workshops and other events where you can learn more about the Gateway and other HDR UK initiatives that support our mission to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives.

Women in Science Day

This topic is in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science held annually on 11 February. We are marking the day by encouraging discussion around a number of topics related to women in science right here on our community forum.

Feature Requests and Feedback

If you have any suggestions for how we can improve the Innovation Gateway, please use this space to add your suggestion. We routinely review suggestions and add them to our development roadmap.

Development and Improvement Group

A group of volunteers who join design sessions and provide feedback to help ensure the Innovation Gateway is useful and easy to use.

How-to videos and guides

Video walkthroughs of each feature on the site, as well as guides and general information about the Innovation Gateway’s purpose and activities.


This category is for any topics that discuss metadata around the datasets on the Gateway or metadata initiatives in general e.g diversity in data

Cohort Identification / Development

This category is a space for researchers, industry and beyond to put in enquiries for cohorts. Please create a new topic for any requests and state clearly what you need, the research context and your contact details.


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