We're using evidence and data to improve medicine

What we do

About the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab

The EBM Data Lab is a range of projects being designed and built by Dr Ben Goldacre and Anna Powell-Smith at the University of Oxford, with colleagues across the university and around the world.

We have set out to create interesting, innovative, live, impactful projects using academic and health data. We publish academic papers. But we think academics should collaborate outside academia, and work with data in ways that go beyond static PDFs in academic journals.

We are based in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, in the University of Oxford.

Our projects

We build small useful projects, quickly and iteratively.
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Our team

Ben Goldacre
Ben Goldacre
Lead academic

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, best-selling author, academic and campaigner. His work focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and quacks. His book Bad Science reached #1 in the UK non-fiction charts and has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He has written government papers and reports on evidence based policy, founded a successful global campaign for research transparency, and currently works as an academic in the University of Oxford.

Anna Powell-Smith
Anna Powell-Smith
Lead coder

Anna Powell-Smith is a computer programmer, specialising in data analysis and data visualisation. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, Economist, Private Eye and international media. She has worked with a wide range of commercial and non-profit clients, helping them bring their data to life. She has an MPhil in computer science and a BA in English from the University of Cambridge. More: http://anna.ps