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
  • SME Commercial Multi-study Licence fee – for commercial organisations such as SMEs with no affiliates: £150,000
  • 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 
  • SME Commercial Dataset Licence fee – for commercial organisations such as SMEs with no affiliates: £30,000
  • Non-Commercial Dataset Licence fee: £15,000
  • Prices exclude VAT
  • Additional costs will be incurred for data linkages 

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


[Page last reviewed 9 February 2021]