University of Oxford

Big Data Institute (Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery)

UKRPIF award: £10 million
Officially opened: May 2017

The Big Data Institute (BDI) is dedicated to the collection, collation and analysis of population-scale data sets linking detailed biological measurement to longitudinal data on health, disease, treatment and outcome.

The 7,500m2 institute is home to 550 staff, with 30 research groups working to address issues related to large-scale data sources linking measurement of biological parameters to health outcomes.

The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) funded construction of the BDI, with the Li Ka Shing Foundation and Robertson Foundation both providing co-investment. The Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation have also awarded grants to work within the centre.