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R for Researchers: 8 essential cheatsheets for research data analysis ➜
 
James, June 8, 2017

Hi, and welcome back to the final instalment in my series looking at using R for research and the wealth of resources that are available ... Read more ➜

R for Researchers: working with R in AnalytiXagility ➜
 
James, June 1, 2017

Welcome to the second blog in my series looking at using the R programming language as a researcher, and how it can enhance the productivity ... Read more ➜

R for Researchers: practical data analysis in AnalytiXagility ➜
 
James, May 25, 2017

Welcome to the first blog in a series looking at using the R programming language within AnalytiXagility as a researcher, why it’s a good idea, ... Read more ➜

Upgrade your AnalytiXagility mini-apps by creating animated time series charts with dygraphs and htmlwidgets ➜
 
Yuri, March 3, 2017

Expanding on my previous blogs on creating personalised and custom UI elements and widgets in Shiny – the technology on which we’ve built our mini-apps ... Read more ➜

Building trust and improving participation in clinical trials using innovative electronic data capture platforms ➜
 
Kieran, January 10, 2017

Having worked with a number of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) platforms, including Oracle Inform and iMedidata Rave, I have considerable experience of the bugs and ... Read more ➜

GA4GH Federated Analysis Proof of Concept ➜
 
Harry, November 15, 2016

A recent proof of concept aimed at providing insight into the potential power of federated analysis of genomics data saw Aridhia team up with several ... Read more ➜

Interactively visualising DICOM volumes and header data ➜
 
Yuri, October 28, 2016

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an internationally recognised standard for medical imaging and is implemented in the majority of medical imaging devices ... Read more ➜

The sky is not the limit – embedding raw HTML and JavaScript to create dynamic UI elements in Shiny applications ➜
 
Yuri, October 17, 2016

One of the key advantages of Shiny, the interactive visualisation web application framework for R, is that it allows users to deploy interactive applications straight ... Read more ➜

Using Shiny Modules to simplify building complex apps ➜
 
Harry, October 3, 2016

Whenever I start writing a new Shiny application – the technology on which we’ve built our mini-apps capability – or when I want to prototype ... Read more ➜

AnalytiXagility, de-identification and the anonymisation decision-making framework ➜
 
Julian, September 15, 2016

A key issue for clinical research efforts is the need to increase data sharing in order to develop and exchange new ideas, methodologies and approaches ... Read more ➜

AnalytiXagility – Gartner’s advanced clinical research information system? ➜
 
Emma/Pamela, February 9, 2016

Prior to joining Aridhia, and during my MSc course in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation at the University of Glasgow, I often used Gartner’s ‘Hype ... Read more ➜

Science, communication and plasticine – My Impact in 60 Seconds experience! ➜
 
Natasha, January 28, 2016

When we launched our first Impact in 60 Seconds competition in partnership with The University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) ... Read more ➜

Nissan Social Media Data Challenge ➜
 
Alison, December 8, 2015

Last week Aridhia went to Sunderland to support and enable the Nissan Social Media Data Challenge at Sunderland Software Centre, providing AnalytiXagility as the event’s ... Read more ➜

RNA-seq: creating simple outputs from complex genetic data ➜
 
Harry, October 26, 2015

As part of our recent stream of genomics work, we began to look at ways in which the complex data outputs associated with RNA-seq research ... Read more ➜

Aridhia Demos Collaborative Research at Big Data Expo 2015 ➜
 
Harry, October 20, 2015

We were really pleased to be part of the Big Data Expo in Utrecht last month – a new European conference celebrating big data – ... Read more ➜

Enabling Reproducible Research in a Collaborative and Secure Environment ➜
 
Sophie, September 30, 2015

Reproducibility in science is becoming increasingly important. The rise of meta-analysis and systematic reviews (such as the Cochrane Reviews) and a number of recent studies ... Read more ➜

SVM Example ➜
 
Elpida, September 29, 2015

Support Vector Machine video ► Data source Heart Disease Data Find link and data description. Add the data as media if they are small enough Related background Support Vector Machines A ... Read more ➜

Risk Stratification: Reducing the Risk of Readmission within 30 Days ➜
 
Harry, September 28, 2015

It was announced under government plans in 2010 that hospitals will face financial penalties if patients are readmitted as an emergency within 30 days of ... Read more ➜

Analytics Essentials: Improving Your Data Quality ➜
 
Deborah, September 8, 2015

Profiling your Data Why is data quality important? Before starting to do any analysis it is really important to ensure that your data is in good condition ... Read more ➜

Farr Conference 2015 ➜
 
Data Science, September 4, 2015

Alison Bell, Lead Data Scientist This was my fourth time at the Farr Conference (previously the SHIP conference). I look forward to it as it’s always packed ... Read more ➜

We Are in the ‘Age of Diabetes’ ➜
 
Karen, September 3, 2015

This week Diabetes Scotland released its 2015 State of the Nation report – it’s annual review of diabetes care in Scotland. As always, it makes ... Read more ➜

An Introduction to R Parallelisation Support in AnalytiXagility ➜
 
Allister, August 28, 2015

Today I’m going to introduce you to the new R parallelisation capability that has been included in the latest version of AnalytiXagility and how we ... Read more ➜

Is Federated Analysis the Way Forward for Genomics? ➜
 
Rodrigo, August 26, 2015

Last month, four of the world’s leading researchers from within the genomics community published a paper which suggested that “…between 100 million and as many ... Read more ➜

Blockchain and Digital Health – First impressions ➜
 
Rodrigo, August 25, 2015

Among the many great Edinburgh festivals, the Turing Festival is the most important to the tech start-up scene locally and beyond. This weekend, I attended ... Read more ➜

Beauty in Simplicity – Visualising Large-scale Genomic Data ➜
 
Harry, August 12, 2015

If you’ve spent any time looking into the visualisation of large-scale genomic data then you’ve probably encountered Circos, a visualisation tool developed for displaying and ... Read more ➜

Investigating Prescribing Data and Costs Using New Mini-apps and ggvis ➜
 
Pamela, July 23, 2015

Following on from last week’s post where I introduced our new mini-apps capability, today I’m going to demonstrate how to create more advanced and interactive ... Read more ➜

The Opportunities and Challenges in Stratified Medicine: an MSc View ➜
 
Emma, July 17, 2015

My name is Emma and I’m currently working at Aridhia as an intern in the data science team as part of my MSc course in ... Read more ➜

Getting Started with AnalytiXagility Mini-apps ➜
 
Elpida, July 14, 2015

As you may know we launched the updated version of AnalytiXagility last week, and the platform now includes some great new capabilities in the form ... Read more ➜

Introducing AnalytiXagility Mini-Apps – Rapid Prototyping for Clinical Applications ➜
 
Laurence, June 16, 2015

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the latest release of our AnalytiXagility platform, and sharing with you the exciting new mini-apps feature in this ... Read more ➜

My Horizon 2020 Journey ➜
 
Karen, May 19, 2015

Just over a year ago Aridhia took the decision to engage in the H2020 programme. Up until that point we had been brought into a ... Read more ➜

What will NHS Scotland’s New Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health and Social Care Mean for IG and Research? ➜
 
Kim, May 18, 2015

At the beginning of May this year, the Scottish Government took an important step towards simplifying NHS Scotland’s information governance procedures as it relates to ... Read more ➜

Visualising Genomic Data with AnalytiXagility ➜
 
Daniel, April 20, 2015

Tomorrow I’m heading to Glasgow to attend the Next Generation Sequencing 2015 event, where Aridhia’s CTO Rodrigo Barnes will be talking about industrialising genomic annotation ... Read more ➜

How Analytics is Improving Care for Renal Cancer Patients ➜
 
Andy, March 13, 2015

Aridhia is pioneering the use of biomedical informatics and analytics to support the management of chronic diseases, including cancer. In a collaboration with a cancer Centre ... Read more ➜

Aridhia Joins StartEdin, a Campaign to Bring Together and Promote the Local Technology Ecosystem ➜
 
Lisa, February 16, 2015

I’m very pleased to confirm that Aridhia have recently joined forces with StartEdin, a collective bringing together and promoting the local technology ecosystem. As a growing ... Read more ➜

Using Data to Improve Diabetes Care ➜
 
Pamela, January 23, 2015

Summary Large population data analysis provides useful clinical feedback to healthcare providers and national organisations, which aids the wider communication and understanding about changing healthcare demographics. ... Read more ➜

The Use of Run Charts in Health Informatics ➜
 
Harry, January 23, 2015

What is a run chart? Run charts are used in analytics to identify and display trends in data over time. Plotting a run chart can determine ... Read more ➜

Frailty Assessment Research – Potential Data Sources ➜
 
Dr Lotte, November 18, 2014

For my Frailty Assessment research, I am planning to incorporate the development of a tool that enables frailty assessment in different care settings with the ... Read more ➜

Lotte Dinesen – Clinical Research Fellow in E-health and Telemedicine ➜
 
Dr Lotte, November 5, 2014

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lotte Dinesen, I’m a consultant in General Internal Medicine, and currently a Clinical ... Read more ➜

Application Development Roadmap (& Journey) ➜
 
Chris, October 15, 2014

As Head of Engineering  and app development lead at Aridhia Informatics, I’m always interested in learning from the community and promoting great content when I ... Read more ➜

WELC Data Challenge Day ➜
 
Annie, October 2, 2014

On 9th September 2014, something very exciting happened in healthcare. AnalytiXagility hosted one of the largest NHS data exploration events to date at the WELC ... Read more ➜

Risk Stratification and Hospital Readmission Rates ➜
 
Pamela, September 16, 2014

Summary Hospital readmission rates are often used as a proxy measure of how effectively healthcare is being delivered within a population. Targeting interventions at individuals at ... Read more ➜

A Day in the Life of a Collaborative Data Science platform ➜
 
Harry, July 28, 2014

I’ve been working with diverse data sets for the last four months using Aridhia’s collaborative data science platform, AnalytiXagility. This week the platform took centre stage ... Read more ➜

Uses of Open Data ➜
 
Andy, July 22, 2014

Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendance The UK Government launched its Open Data initiative in 2010, in a bid to make data available to drive innovation and ... Read more ➜

Genomics and the NHS Clinic ➜
 
Rodrigo, July 1, 2014

In 2012, the Human Genomics Strategy Group had already highlighted the need to develop a workforce skilled in genomics in the NHS, the changing R&D ... Read more ➜

Reflection on Audit Scotland’s report: Management of patients on NHS waiting lists audit update ➜
 
Pamela, December 17, 2013

Hitting the headlines at the end of last week was a story regarding the ability of Scotland’s 15 health boards to deliver on government waiting ... Read more ➜

Academic Health Science Networks and Wealth Creation, a New Concept ➜
 
Pamela, December 13, 2013

When it was announced earlier this year that NHS England was creating a network of 15 new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to act as ... Read more ➜

Research Analytics – Data Interpretation in the Genomics Era ➜
 
Pamela, November 1, 2013

We have been hard at work over the past few years developing our analytics platform aimed at healthcare providers, research institutions and life science research ... Read more ➜

NHS England Hospital Data and Datasets Consultation – Aridhia’s Angle ➜
 
Rachel, October 2, 2013

During the summer months our Clinical, Lifescience & Strategy group has been digesting and reflecting on NHS England’s paper launched in July, NHS Hospital Data ... Read more ➜

Text Mining Clinical Histopathology Reports ➜
 
Daniel, July 16, 2013

The Aridhia team has an ongoing commitment to researching and integrating emerging technologies and innovations into our product, so we encourage staff to collaborate on ... Read more ➜