Who Is Involved?

Who Is Involved?

Who is involved in data linkage?

There are three groups involved in data linkage and access processes.

  • Data Custodians are the people who look after the data collections. Data custodians work within an organisation or agency (such as a government department) and are responsible for the secure collection, use and disclosure of data. Data custodians collect and store personal information (eg. name, address, date of birth) and also content information (e.g. health information such as diagnosis and treatment details).

  • Data Linkers are the people who create Linkage IDs which allow data to be linked within and between data collections. Data linkers work in a Data Linkage Unit that is either within, or associated with, a government agency.

  • Researchers are the people who use the data for the purpose of analysis and research. This is only possible after an extensive application process and approval by all relevant data custodians and a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

PHRN Infrastructure

For more information on the PHRN Infrastructure and contact details of the Data Linkage Units click here

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UPDATES

PHRN COVID-19 Offering

Our network remains open. The network is interoperable and can source expertise, technology and data from around the country. Our expert staff are highly qualified and experienced in linkage of patient data, including population-based administrative data (such as hospital admissions, notifiable diseases and death data) as well as linkage of research cohort data. In addition, we provide secure file transfer and secure remote access services. We are able to work with other NCRIS capabilities to deliver coordinated access to national research infrastructure.

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NEWS & EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

REGISTER NOW! Our next Webinar Wednesday will be all about Accessing Cross Jurisdictional Linked Data in Australia. Wednesday 5 August 2020, 12noon AEST, 10am AWST

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