Observational research

CPRD offers high quality longitudinal data on 50 million patients with over 20 years of follow-up for 25% of patients and world-leading research services to facilitate your public health research needs. 

Commissioned research 

CPRD is expanding its team of epidemiological and statistical experts to provide a new, high-quality, service to meet research needs. CPRD is keen to share expertise and knowledge, helping to enhance research and provide time and efficiency savings in the process. CPRD can deliver end to end research projects from feasibility to final report. CPRD can also tailor the service to match client needs, such as providing real-world evidence to inform clinical studies, or collaborating in broader international partnerships.

CPRD’s team of experienced experts offer a range of research services including:

  • Cohort / disease characterisation (including burden of disease)
  • Drug treatment patterns and prescribing pathways
  • Healthcare resource utilisation studies
  • Incidence and prevalence analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • Validation questionnaires

CPRD’s in-house expertise and data are trusted worldwide by regulatory, commercial and academic organisations to support research to improve public health and clinical care.

To discuss research requirements and find out more, please do not hesitate to contact CPRD at enquiries@cprd.com.

    Provision of data 

    Access to anonymised patient data for public health research can be provided for researchers against specific study specifications, following protocol approval.

    CPRD can also provide data linkages to a range of health-related datasets. 

    Find out more

    To find out more about CPRD data and data linkage visit our Data page or contact enquiries@cprd.com.

    You can also view examples of studies using CPRD data and the bibliography of more than 2,500 peer-reviewed publications using CPRD data. 

    Read about our interventional research services 

    [Page last reviewed 15 July 2020]