*NEW*  Our Checklist for Best Practice for Mental Health Data Science 
The checklist gives researchers information about what is acceptable to, and important for, people with lived experience of mental illness. 

Researchers conducting new studies should consider each item on the 'today' checklist and put measures in place to meet these best practice criteria. 
Together as a research community, we should also aim to develop and disseminate new protocols to meet the criteria for best practice in the future. 

We have also compiled a list of case studies, which illustrate how different mental health data science teams around the UK are delivering excellence in their research practice. 


One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue in a given year. Yet, the causes and consequences of even the most common mental health conditions are not fully understood.

In this project researchers will analyse ‘big data’ to draw meaningful insights out of vast quantities of information. In this way, they hope to shed new light on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of common mental health conditions.

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