A Study to Define and Embed a Common Mental Health Dataset in Research

The GM Digital Research Unit are currently working on this important project funded through a NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Award. 

The links between mental and physical health are important but little understood because information about physical and mental health are rarely collected together. 

The aim of this research is to work with people across Greater Manchester (GM) to create an agreement for how to collect mental health data safely and easily in all clinical trials. 

An online platform will collect data in physical health trials anonymously. We aim to build powerful and safe information from which researchers can improve understanding of links between physical and mental health/illness. 

Information collected will bring additional patient benefits because researchers will be able to understand who does well and who doesn’t in a trial, based on their mental health and wellbeing.

You can read about ways to get involved with this project in our Get Involved section.