Aridhia and Great Ormond Street sign 10-year research and innovation deal

Great Ormond Street AridhiaAridhia, the cloud-based data analysis platform provider, has agreed a new ten-year deal with Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH).

It covers delivery of the research and innovation component of the Trust’s multi-year digital transformation programme.

Under the agreement, the Trust will adopt the ‘ecosystem’ edition of AnalytiXagility, Aridhia’s cloud based data analysis platform. Functioning as the Trust’s digital research environment, AnalytiXagility will be used to enable, accelerate and transform the way GOSH manages its research projects. The service will be integrated with the Trust’s new Electronic Patient Record system.

It is designed to enhance the way researchers access and analyse data in a secure and reproducible way. AnalytiXagility will enable research teams to rapidly access and extract value from a rich source of data in order to accelerate the translation of pioneering research into clinical practice.

Great Ormond Street’s world renown

Chris Roche Aridhia Great Ormond Street

Chris Roche

Chris Roche, chief executive of Glasgow-based Aridhia, said: “Great Ormond Street Hospital is world-renowned. It is an honour to support such extraordinary researchers deliver ground-breaking research across multiple clinical domains. For Great Ormond Street to select AnalytiXagility after a rigorous 12-month procurement process is great endorsement of our vision to accelerate clinical research.”

“The Trust was seeking a secure, scalable research platform that would allow their teams to collaborate on analysis and deliver rapid, auditable and reproducible results. AnalytiXagility satisfies these requirements. We are very much looking forward to working with them on this next stage of their research journey.”

Aridhia’s cloud-based data platform offers a secure, neutral and supportive environment to conduct research and helps to facilitate collaboration around data collection, curation, and management, as well as offering access to an advanced suite of analytical tools and technologies.

Life-saving treatments

Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust said: “We look forward to working with Aridhia to develop an innovative platform which will transform the way we undertake and collaborate on research. This will allow us to bring more life-saving treatments to children with rare diseases in the UK and worldwide.”

Last December, Aridhia opened a new office in Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Located in the University of Glasgow’s Clinical Innovation Zone in the hospital’s Teaching and Learning Centre, alongside the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC), it is home to an expanding team with a focus on data and analytics innovation in biomedical research and precision medicine.