Last year, the new BHF Data Science Centre was launched with its primary focus being to work in partnership with patients, the public, NHS, researchers and clinicians to promote the safe and ethical use of data for research into causes, prevention and treatment of all diseases of the heart and circulation. The BHF CRC have forged strong links with the Centre and its new Director, Professor Cathie Sudlow. The centres work will be underpinned by HDRUK’s health data infrastructure and will also benefit from alignment with HDRUK’s existing network of experts. The BHF Data Science Centre will not hold data itself but will work with the data-controllers to provide knowledge and expertise to help researchers from the NHS, academia and industry find, access, understand and connect the UK’s data that is distributed across national registries, NHS electronic medical records and other relevant datasets. We will continue to work alongside the Data Science Centre to support our common aim to improve research efforts and find solutions to common barriers.