Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG)


Clinical Informatics for Mind and Brain Health

Information card for the climb study


What is the study about?  

The CLIMB project is a major online survey which is asking the nation to give their views on how health data should be shared and the consent processes for this.

Who is running the study?

The study is being run by the University of Cambridge.

Why is the study being run?

The purpose of the study is to improve mental (and physical) health care and research using health data. Health data is information collected in the course of health care provided by the NHS or HSC. It is used to provide care, and sometimes also for research to improve care for others. However, there are ways of controlling how health data is used. Researchers based at the University of Cambridge would like to know your view.

Why should you take part?

The CLIMB study will give you a chance to have your say on how your NHS/HSC health data should be shared. What consent should be given and who should share your health data.

What will taking part involve?

As the survey is online, it is up to you when you would like to take part. All you have to do is go to the CLIMB study website. You will be asked a series of questions about your views on sharing health data. The study takes about 20mins to complete.

Who can take part?

This is a national study, so anyone over 16 (parent consent for under 16) and a UK resident can take part.

How can I take part?

To access the survey please visit

It is really important to our research that when asked where you found out about the study, you click ‘Hospital/Clinic/Ambulance/Healthcare community setting, other healthcare provider’ and when prompted click Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact details:

Dr Leanne Bogen-Johnston


T: 0300 300 0088