Creating your question(s)

Company questions posed to AIMday Data for Healthcare will be communicated via this website to academics and researchers throughout the University of Edinburgh, allowing them to select the questions they feel they can add most value to according to their individual expertise.

When phrasing your question(s), please ensure that they are concrete and clear (with no abbreviations) and that they can be discussed openly. This style of questions work best for the AIMday format.

It helps to add context and background to your question(s), so that it is clear what exactly your challenge is and how an academic could potentially help find the solution.

We also recommend that at least two company representatives are available to join the discussion of each of that company’s questions in order to have a better balance in the session. The company representatives should be well versed in the topic of the question(s) submitted and be prepared to provide further context and background.

We welcome up to three questions from each participating company or organisation.

Some examples of possible questions are listed below. You are also more than welcome to contact us if you need help phrasing an appropriate question.

  • What would be the safest way to update our datasets ensuring that they remain accurate and are not duplicated? Can we automate this process?
  • How can we use big data to predict the outcome of diseases and epidemics?
  • What is the best way to store our data to ensure that it lives up to healthcare-centred compliance and security?