UCL Institute of Health Informatics


HDR UK National Phenomics Resource Workshop summary report now available

1 April 2021

The HDR UK CALIBER Phenotype Library: What is it? How can I use it? and opportunities for research. This half-day workshop was to learn how the Portal can benefit your research and improve research reproducibility.

hdr uk phenomics workshop

Date and time: Thursday 11 March 2021, 09:30-13:00 
Location: Online event

Emerging opportunities in electronic health record (EHR) data allow us for the first time to develop consistent ways to define and understand risk across a wide range of diseases. However, EHR data are not primarily generated for research purposes, are stored in disparate sources often using different formats, and require a significant amount of pre-processing.

Funded by HDR UK, the HDR UK CALIBER Phenotype Portal is the largest national open-access library of reproducible phenotyping algorithms for defining human disease, lifestyle risk factors and biomarkers in EHR. For each phenotype, the library curates its metadata, implementation details, code and validation information, and enables reproducible and transparent research by the wider research and clinical commun

During the workshop we explored:

  • Demonstrate use of the Portal and how you can contribute your own phenotypes
  • Introduce approaches for creating and evaluating phenotypes and use of standards
  • Show how the Portal has been used to demonstrate impact for patients Discuss future plans for the national resource

The workshop was aimed at researchers and academic clinicians including those working in HDR UK Hubs and Alliances who are using EHR data for research.