News & Events

News & Events


  • Report from the Administrative Data Taskforce (UK) released

    Monday, 31 December 2012 

    The Administrative Data Taskforce (UK), which was formed in December 2011, with the aim of improving access to and linkage between government administrative data for research and policy purposes has released its report.

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  • PHRN is awarded CRIS Funding

    Friday, 21 December 2012 

    In December 2012 the Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research announced the successful recipients of the Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS).

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  • Data is not a dirty word

    Friday, 14 December 2012 

    Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Human Services, wants to make the Department of Human Services administrative data available to researchers.

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  • New Directorship of the International Health Data Linkage Network

    Monday, 10 September 2012 

    Population Data BC in Canada has been selected for the next Directorship of the International Health Data Linkage Network.

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  • Funds boost for crucial health research network

    Thursday, 16 August 2012 

    Congratulations to those who worked hard to secure co-funding for Proof of Concept Project #2 (burden and cost of the injury-attributable health care use and mortality in Australia) from the WA Department of Commerce.

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  • Appointment Coordinator Policy and Client Services

    Wednesday, 01 August 2012 

    We are very pleased to welcome Natalie Wray to the Program Office team as a Coordinator, Policy and Client Services.

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  • Australian-first technology initiative a shot in the arm for health research

    Thursday, 05 July 2012 

    Sax Institute launches SURE, an Australian-first technology initiative

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  • The 2012 International Data Linkage Conference (IDLC)

    Wednesday, 09 May 2012 

    The 2012 International Data Linkage Conference was held last week from 2–4 May at the Perth Convention Centre in Perth. Hosted by TICHR, UWA, Curtin University and the Department of Health Western Australia, the conference brought international experts, data linkers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and consumers together to discuss and exchange ideas on data linkage.

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PHRN is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has taken steps to mitigate the risk of transmission to our staff. In line with advice on social distancing, all staff at PHRN program office have moved to work from home. Staff are currently all working in line with our usual work patterns and our landline numbers are being diverted to staff at home, so will either be answered, or it will be possible to leave a voicemail. Please bear with us as we move to this new way of working. We will be participating in any meetings we need to attend remotely via Zoom. We are reviewing our work plans in light of the current situation and will make changes as required to ensure we are serving our network, researchers and community in this changing situation.

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WA Department of Health is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of an expert resource which will provide consultation to the Department of Health and the Department of Jobs, Tourism and Industry on a joint initiative. The ‘Strategic Linkage Advisor’, will provide strategic linkage advice, research, analysis, stakeholder management and inter-governmental coordination on matters relating to data linkage.