The Leicester Diabetes Research Centre is recognized as a national and international centre of excellence in diabetes; responsible for world-leading clinical research, evidence-based education and cutting-edge innovation. The Centre is a collaboration between the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, that has developed to become a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people living with diabetes. The Centre also houses the Leicester Real World Evidence Unit (lrwe.org.uk) and the Leicester Centre for Ethnic Health Research (ethnichealthresearch.org.uk) and is part of the National Institute of Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk).
In REDDIE, the University of Leicester leads the work package “Identifying diabetes databases and the metadata contained in them” in order to create a framework to appraise and assess the fit for purpose of diabetes related real-world datasets. The University of Leicester will also be contributing to additional work packages by applying co-developed methodologies generated by the consortium within the National Diabetes Audit dataset, to emulate randomised controlled trials within real world data.