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The University of Southampton
Clinical Informatics Research Unit


AXIS (Access Extract Integrate Safe data) are part of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) 5-year funding programme working within the Data Science Cross cutting theme. They have the ultimate mission to set up a framework where the clinical data extraction, transformation and integration with other research data could happen seamlessly and transparently. Creating safer data sharing and access. They aim to enhance the quality and quantity of clinical data extraction, making the process of obtaining clean and well-curated data from the clinical care services a much easier and obtainable process.

AXIS offer a range of services which include:

• Advanced data analysis, data extraction, cleaning, transformation and validation from the hospital (UHS)

• Feasibility investigation support (Cohort estimation from hospital data and from national HES data, NHS Digital data exploration)

• Genomic data hosting in original file format (Fastq, BAM, VCF and other data format)

• Processed genomic data hosting (SQL) such as VCF, Genotyping chip, Transcriptomic, Metabolomics, Proteomics and Metagenomics.


Dr Hang Phan & Florina Borca

Safer data sharing and access

AXIS enables faster access to clean and well-curated data from clinical care services

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