Early adopters

Help shape Our Future Health for the entire research community and pay nothing for your access to our data.

About the scheme

We’ve opened two opportunities that offer non-commercial researchers early access:

  • Research Scholar - academic researchers who can help us to refine our resource
  • Research Ambassador - senior leaders who can spread the word about Our Future Health

Benefits include:

  • pay nothing for access and be one of the first to use the resource
  • being directly involved in iterating our current products, helping to make them as easy as possible to use 
  • a letter of recognition from Our Future Health – detailing your involvement with the UK’s largest health research programme
  • being published on our website to show your role in supporting our programme

Research Scholars

Our Future Health Scholars will form a community of subject-matter experts, across multiple disciplines and backgrounds. Brought together to help discovery and testing of the Our Future Health environments, processes and plans for development.  

As users, they will also advocate for Our Future Health and help to ensure we engage with all communities and meet user needs.

As a scholar, you should have: 

An academic background. This may include post-doctoral researchers, fellows, or academics. All levels encouraged. 

Diversity of research area. The community should have full representation across healthcare, population health, genomics, statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatic, as well as geographic locations around the UK. 

Willingness to engage. You will be required to be involved for a minimum of 12 months. You’ll only be invited to the sessions most relevant to you, but we ask that attend a minimum of 4 sessions per year. Sessions will be remote, so you don’t have to travel. 

Passion for research. You will participate in meaningful user research and testing activities - providing feedback on products, features, and functionality. Meetings will be arranged to coincide with the development of the Our Future Health resource, to test new tooling, data, or features to gain insights from actual usage. You will help to champion the Our Future Health resource within your academic community.  

This is a unique opportunity to receive recognition for helping shape Our Future Health at a crucial stage in our development. 

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Research Ambassadors

The Our Future Health Research Ambassadors are a network of scientific leaders and key stakeholders with significant reach in the community, who will disseminate information about and advocate for Our Future Health.

As an Ambassador, you should have: 

A strong academic background. You are considered senior scientific leaders with significant responsibilities at university level and community-wide influence.  

Diversity of research area. The community should have full representation across healthcare, population health, genomics, statistics, epidemiology and bioinformatics, as well as geographic locations around the UK. 

Advocacy. You are passionate about the mission of Our Future Health and can act as a champion within your academic community, cascading information through your networks. 

Commitment. You will be required to be involved for a minimum of 12 months. Beyond an invitation to an initial kick off call, there is no time commitment required to attend meetings.  

This is a unique opportunity to receive recognition for helping to advocate for Our Future Health at a crucial stage in our development.

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How to register your interest

To register your interest as a Scholar or Research Ambassador, you must:  

  • Create an account
  • Submit a Researcher application form - this is required from everyone wanting to access Our Future Health data
  • Register your interest as an early adopter

If you have any questions on early adopters, please email access@ourfuturehealth.org.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Updated: 05 March 2024