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Flatiron Health UK’s Research Oversight Process

What is the purpose of the Research Oversight Process?

The Research Oversight Process has been established to govern access to Flatiron Health UK’s Real-World Data (RWD) products. It will serve two key purposes:

Provide robust scientific, methodological and statistical oversight of the use and analysis of Flatiron Health UK RWD products through an internal Flatiron review process led by Flatiron’s clinical and data science teams.

Maintain trust and transparency of Flatiron Health UK RWD product use by academic researchers and commercial partners (i.e. life sciences companies) through an objective review conducted by a Research Transparency Panel. This panel will consist of independent clinicians, patients and lay representatives from across the UK.

This process has been approved by the NHS Health Research Authority.

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What does the process entail?

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Note: Health insurers or cigarette manufacturers (as examples) would never be provided with access to the Flatiron Health UK RWD products (as described in our patient privacy notice), so should such requests be received, they would not be accepted through this process. 


Data Access Register

For transparency, this tracker captures details of projects that have been approved by the Flatiron Health UK Data Access Register:


Description of intended use/(s) 


Target disease

Date of request approval



Note: Data access requests to be disclosed following Research Transparency Panel review

Panel Summaries

Flatiron Health UK will also regularly publish summaries from panel meetings and summarise the outputs of asynchronous reviews. Through this process, Flatiron Health UK will also document and disclose details of unsuccessful applications to access Flatiron Health UK RWD products.

Annual Reports

Flatiron Health UK remains committed to summarising the meeting outputs in an annual research transparency report (written for the lay audience) that will document and describe such use cases (approved and rejected) and the impact of the research.

Note: The Data Access Annual Report for 2023 will be disclosed here following the end of year review.