Requirements for access

Requirements for access

Approvals

In Australia, all research projects using linked data must be first submitted to the data linkage unit to be assessed for technical feasibility. Formal approval must then be obtained from:

  1. The data custodian responsible for each data set; and
  2. All relevant Human Research Ethics Committee(s) (HREC).

Additional approvals may be required, depending on the data collection(s) involved and/or the jurisdiction. The approvals required for each data collection are listed in theĀ PHRN Metadata Platform.

The process of obtaining approvals and the time involved will vary between data linkage units, data custodians and HRECs.