Professor Søren Holm appointed to the DARE UK Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.

DARE UK aims to design and deliver a national data research infrastructure that is joined-up, demonstrates trustworthiness and supports research at scale for public good.


DARE UK (Data and Analytics Research Environments UK) is a programme initiated by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Data has been fundamental to the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the UK moves out of the critical phase and into recovery, there is a need to ensure the investments being made in data research infrastructure are joined-up, demonstrate trustworthiness and support research at scale for public good.

UKRI – a non-departmental public body and the UK’s largest public funder of research and innovation – is investing £17 million in the UK’s digital research infrastructure to fund a portfolio of initiatives to develop existing digital activities, or in target areas for closer cooperation across the UKRI research councils. One such initiative is the DARE UK programme.

Professor Holm, Professor of Bioethics in the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, has been appointed to the DARE Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.

    I am excited to be asked to be a member of the Advisory Group. Each of us produce data on a daily basis when we interact with our health care providers and government agencies at all levels. Using that data for research can lead to huge benefits for all of us, but it has to be done in a way that protects each of us and that is truly trustworthy.
    Professor Søren Holm

    More information about the programme is available on the DARE UK website: