Pricing

The primary care data are near real time, longitudinal and representative of the UK population and can be linked to a range of health-related datasets.

CPRD is a government research service and operates on a cost-recovery basis. We do not charge for data but we do apply charges to cover the cost of delivering our real world data access service including processing, governance and access infrastructure. We ensure charges are applied fairly and consistently, broadly determined by the amount of effort and approvals required.

All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. 

The prices below are applicable from April 2023. Prices are subject to change. 

 

Data access licensing options

Access to CPRD data can be provided by a multi-study annual licence or on a single study licence basis.

Multi-study annual licence (MSL) to CPRD primary care data

Data from CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum can be accessed for any number permitted studies within the licence terms over a 12-month period: 

FeaturesBasic*Standard*Full
Price£45,000£82,500£363,000
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CPRD GOLD Primary Care Database via Multi Study Licence

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CPRD Aurum Primary Care Database via Multi Study Licence

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2 Nominated Users

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Ability to add additional Nominated Users

 

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Ability to add Linked Data MSLs

 

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HES APC Linked Data (Included)

 

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Practice Level IMD Linked Data (Included)

 

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Patient Level IMD Linked Data (Included)

 

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Rural-Urban Classification Linked Data (Included)

 

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Townsend Index Linked Data (Included)

 

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Carstairs Index Linked Data (Included)

 

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CCG Flag (Included)

 

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Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data (Included)

 

 

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Ability to add Sub-licence Access

 

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Ability to use External / Data Sharing Platform

 

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Research Services

 

 

 

Named Research Contact

 

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Named Account Manager

 

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Named Contract Manager

 

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Licence Agreement

 

 

 

Flexible T&Cs

 

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Flexible payment terms

 

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Multi-year agreement options

 

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*Basic and Standard Licences can only be assigned to non-commercial organisations



Single study dataset licence

Enables access to CPRD primary care datasets which may be sourced from CPRD GOLD, CPRD Aurum or both databases for a single specific approved study to be conducted within the CPRD Trusted Research Environment (TRE). These fees will depend on the duration of the study in the TRE workspace and Virtual Machines (VMs) usage. For more information on how the below pricing model fits together, please see the section on "Sensible pay as you go pricing" on CPRD TRE features: a guide for users.

 

Primary care data access fee plus TRE workspace fees

Workspace Licence12 Month
Tier 1*£83,850
Tier 2**£20,600

*VM usage allocation included - £4,400

**Tier 2 workspaces can only be assigned to non-commercial organisations - VM usage allocation - £2,200

 

Virtual Machine SpecificationHourly Running cost
Standard 32GB£0.60
Premium 64GB£0.90

 

Additional virtual machine usage allocation

Each single study TRE workspace contains a Virtual Machine (VM) usage allocation within the fee, additional VM usage allocation can be purchased.

 Additional VM usage allocation£2,200

 

Annual workspace renewal

If study duration is longer than initially anticipated, the TRE workspace can be renewed on an annual basis. 

12 month renewal                   £7,650    

 

Linked data access fees

Dataset typeDataset Single study dataset feeMulti-study licence fee
Linked NHS Digital datasets:
  • Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Admitted Patient Care (HES APC) data
  • HES Outpatient (HES OP) data
  • HES Accident & Emergency (HES A&E) data
  • HES Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HES DID)
  • Death Registration data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
£4,400 per dataset£16,500 per dataset
Linked Small Area Level datasets1
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)
  • Townsend Deprivation Index
  • Carstairs Index
  • Rural-Urban Classification
  • CCG flag
£600 per dataset£5,500 for all datasets
Linked NHS Digital National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) datasetsCancer registration Tumour and Treatment data£4,400£16,500
Cancer registration data + SACT or RTDS data£14,100N/A
Cancer registration data + SACT + RTDS data£16,300N/A
Linked COVID-19 datasetsSecond Generation Surveillance System (SGSS) only£4,400N/A
COVID-19 Hospitalisation in England Surveillance System (CHESS) only£4,400N/A
SGSS and CHESS together£7,700N/A
Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) Critical Care dataset£7,700N/A

1 Single-study requests for patient and practice level for the same Small Area Level dataset will be charged £600 only, for e.g., patient level IMD alone is £600, patient level and practice level IMD together is £600. Single-study requests for two different Small Area Level datasets will be charged at £600 each, e.g., patient level RUC and practice level IMD is £1,200.


 

Algorithm-derived data access fees

 Basic / StandardFull
Dataset typeSingle study dataset fee       Multi-study licence feeSingle study dataset feeMulti-study licence fee
Pregnancy Register and Mother-Baby Link2£1,800£7,000£7,000£27,900
Mother-Baby Link£600N/A£2,800N/A
Ethnicity Record£1,800£7,000£7,000£27,900

2 The Pregnancy Register and Mother-Baby Link fees include access to both the CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum versions of these registries, i.e. customers may request one version or both versions for a single data access fee. Customers who licence Pregnancy Register data will also be entitled to Mother-Baby Link data without additional charge, subject to the necessary RDG approvals being in place. 


 

Data redelivery charges

Redelivery charges apply where multiple data requests are submitted for the same study protocol.

 MSL holder and individual dataset study licence holder 
 Primary CareLinked data*NCRAS (top up cost) 
Basic / Standard**£5,500£1,100£12,800 - £16,300
Full£11,000£2,200£12,800 - £16,300

*For Individual study dataset licence, linked data must also include primary care data as it cannot be provided separately.

**Basic and Standard can only be assigned to non-commercial organisations


 

Synthetic data access fees

The synthetic datasets require a non-negotiable Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) to be put into place with CPRD.

  MSL holder      Non-MSL holder
Medium-fidelity datasetsCPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum Sample Datasets together£0£0
High-fidelity datasets*CPRD Cardiovascular disease synthetic dataset£200£200
CPRD COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors synthetic dataset£200£200

*For non-teaching applications like complex statistical analyses as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) research applications. Where the COVID-19 and Cardiovascular synthetic datasets will be used for teaching, there is a £1,100 fee applicable per dataset.


 

Platform provider licensing

CPRD MSL clients may use third party organisations to host CPRD data, using proprietary platform tools to visualise or analyse CPRD data in simpler ways, that do not require knowledge and experience of analysis tools. All Platform Providers must be accredited by CPRD before they can offer this service to MSL clients.

FeatureStandardFullGovernment Regulator
Accreditation£5,000£5,000£5,000
Data Delivery*£40,000£40,000£0
Client Hosting**£10,000£50,000£0
Client Analysis***£100,000£100,000£0

* Includes 2 GOLD and Aurum deliveries per 12 month period

** Charged on a per-MSL client basis

*** Charged on a per-MSL client basis, only applicable if provider wishes to analyse CPRD data on behalf of MSL clients

Please contact enquiries@cprd.com for further information or if you have any questions. 

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