Our dedicated space, close to GOSH, is equipped with state of the art technology to support the testing of new technologies. At the heart of DRIVE are the teams who manage the Digital Research Environment (DRE) and Clinical Informatics Research Programme (CIRP). Researchers and students work alongside clinicians on early phase studies with successful prototypes transferring to the hospital for the next stage of evaluation. We are engaging with young people, patients and families to incorporate their ideas in our project portfolio.
Digital Research Environment
The Digital Research Environment (DRE) provides the technological infrastructure to facilitate research undertaken at GOSH. The DRE is supported by the Data Stewards Team and enables GOSH to capitalise on modern digital developments such as artificial intelligence and clinical decision support algorithms, all within a secure web-based research platform.
Collaboration with Industry and Academia
The DRIVE strategy is underpinned by the collaborative approach encouraged by the government. We provide our partners with safe access to subject matter expertise and curated, non-identifiable data where appropriate, in return for their world leading skills and knowledge in the sector. DRIVE has also partnered with NHS Digital to advance the adoption of common data standards for interoperability, such as FHIR, which may be used across the NHS, academia and industry, in addition to synthetic data generation and exploring use of routine health data.
Clinical Informatics Research Programme (CIRP)
An important work stream for DRIVE involves our academic partners and clinical informatics research. We are now recruiting to our new Clinical Informatics Research Programme with UCL and are continuing to work with UCL Computer Science including the Industry Exchange Network (IXN) and UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC). Computer Science students bring an impressive array of novel ideas to DRIVE where they are mentored by GOSH clinicians. We continue to host a variety of projects using technologies ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality.
Engagement with our patients, families and staff
We are inviting our patients, families and colleagues to DRIVE to help us make the most of game-changing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics. We endeavour to grow a culture of entrepreneurship and embed the adoption of clinical informatics across the organisation.