Ben Goldacre

Director, EBM DataLab

University of Oxford

About Ben

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, researcher and author. He runs the DataLab at the University of Oxford, building tools and services from large health datasets, and advises government on better uses of data and technology. He leads various technology projects including OpenSAFELY.org, a new model of secure analytics platform that runs across unprecedented volumes of linked primary and secondary care electronic health record data; OpenPrescribing.net, an open data explorer for NHS primary care prescribing with over 130,000 users a year; and TrialsTracker.net, an open tool that monitors clinical trial reporting performance. His books including “Bad Science” have sold over 700,000 copies in more than 30 countries; his online lectures have over 5 million views.