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Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments unit (GOSH DRIVE) aims to transform the use of data and technology in healthcare to improve outcomes and experience for children and young people.

DRIVE is a state-of-the-art unit dedicated to innovation through data and digital technologies, with partnerships across the NHS, industry and academia.

DRIVE Programmes

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Innovation Hub

Providing staff at GOSH, as well as our partners in academia and industry with discovery and support for proof-of-concept projects, alongside subject matter expertise.

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Digital Research

Technical infrastructure and governance for data projects, supported by experts, enables GOSH to accelerate innovation including artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Clinical Intelligence Unit 


Supporting clinical and operational teams to identify inefficiencies, using advanced data analytics. Enabling data-driven decision making across the Trust.


Our academic programmes in collaboration with Higher Education Institutes across the UK, funds and enables academic research that seeks to use data and technology to transform healthcare.


5 years of DRIVE


In 2018, our secure digital research environment launched across GOSH and University College London. This set the foundation for the Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments unit. Since then, we've completed more than 300 projects!

To reflect on our impact so far, we've published a new report packed with information, case studies and some great photos, of course!

The physical space

DRIVE is located at Level 1, 40 Bernard Street, WC1N 1LE, less than 10 minutes from GOSH and the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, providing readily accessible space, which brings together expertise from medicine, academia, data science and industry. These provide the opportunity to host unique events and maximise productivity and collaboration. 


The space has seen meetings and events hosted for our wide range of stakeholders from children and young people to national and international policy makers.

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