CPRD’s data provision services include access to CPRD Aurum containing primary care data from GP practices using EMIS GP software, in addition to Vision data from CPRD GOLD

Data held by CPRD encompasses 60 million patients, including 16 million currently registered patients. The primary care data are near real time, longitudinal and representative of the UK population and can be linked to a range of health related datasets.

As a not-for-profit, cost recovery UK government research service, CPRD must recoup the cost of delivering research services from data access licence fees. 

Data access licensing options

Access to CPRD data can be provided by a multi-study annual licence or on an individual dataset study licence basis.

Multi-study annual licence (MSL) to CPRD primary care data - data from CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum can be accessed for any number permitted studies within the licence terms over a 12 month period: 

  • Full Multi-study Licence fee – for organisations with multiple affiliates, includes specific linked data: £330,000
  • Non-Commercial Multi-study Licence fee – services available only for academic, public institutions or government organisations: £75,000
  • Prices exclude VAT 
  • Additional costs will be incurred for data linkages 

Individual dataset study licence - enables access to CPRD primary care datasets which may be sourced from CPRD GOLD, CPRD Aurum or both databases for an individual specific approved study: 

  • Full Dataset Licence fee: up to £60,000 
  • Non-Commercial Dataset Licence fee: £15,000
  • Prices exclude VAT
  • Additional costs will be incurred for data linkages  

Data redelivery charges

  MSL holder
  Primary Care Linked data NCRAS (top up cost) 
Commercial £10,000 £2,000 £11,100
Non-Commercial £5,000 £1,000 £11,100





  Individual dataset study licence holder 
  Primary Care Linked data (top
up cost)*
NCRAS (top up cost) 
Commercial £10,000 £2,000 £11,100
Non-Commercial £5,000 £1,000 £11,100






*For Individual dataset study licence, linked data must also include primary care data as it cannot be provided separately  

All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT.

Please contact for further information or if you have any questions.

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