2018

October

  • Next FREE Power of Population Data Science Webinar

    Tuesday, 16 October 2018 

    Next FREE Power of Population Data Science Webinar looks at #probabilisticlinkage of national immunisation and state-based health records to evaluate Australia’s childhood immunisation program.

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  • New NHMRC grant program

    Thursday, 11 October 2018 

    Planning on submitting an application for new NHMRC grant program? Ensure that you lodge your quote for your linked data with our Online Application System now for a timely response

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  • Finding links between population data and health outcomes

    Wednesday, 10 October 2018 

    Our Chief Executive, Dr Merran Smith, was recently interviewed for the UWA Forward newsletter on data linkage.

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  • Webinar Series - The Power of Population Data Science

    Tuesday, 02 October 2018 

    Webinar Series - The Power of Population Data Science presented by Population Data BC and the International Journal of Population Data Science.

    This webinar series aims to highlight the value of data linkage and related data-intensive analytics by profiling some of the most recent International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) publications by national and international Population Data Scientists

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September

  • IPDLN 2018 Conference

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018 

    The IPDLN 2018 conference proceedings are now published and available to read via Open Access in IJPDS.

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  • SA NT DataLink to host the 2020 IPDLN Conference in Adelaide

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018 

    We are also pleased to announce that the PHRN will be working with SA NT DataLink to host the 2020 IPDLN Conference in Adelaide, Australia.

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  • Dr Merran Smith, New IPDLN Director 2019-2020

    Friday, 14 September 2018 

    Dr Merran Smith was announced as the new director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) 2019-20 at the 2018 IPDLN Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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  • Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for Inquiry and Report: To The My Health Record System

    Thursday, 13 September 2018 

    The PHRN recently submitted a response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for Inquiry and Report on the My Health Record system.

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  • Dr Felicity Flack talking at the IPDLN Conference

    Thursday, 06 September 2018 

    Dr Felicity Flack, Manager Policy and Client Services will be talking at this year’s IPDLN conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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August

  • IPDLN 2018 Conference

    Thursday, 30 August 2018 

    Only two weeks until the IPDLN 2018 Conference in Banff, Alberta.

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  • Recent trends in the use of linked data in Australia

    Tuesday, 28 August 2018 

    Read PHRN's Dr Felicity Flack and Dr Angela Young's recently published paper in the Online Early in Australian Health Review.

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  • Women and teenagers most at risk of paracetamol overdose

    Thursday, 23 August 2018 

    Read our case study which has used linked data to find that women and teenagers most at risk of paracetamol overdose.

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  • Introduction to Data Linkage for Research Short Course

    Tuesday, 21 August 2018 

    This course at the University of Melbourne provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage.

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  • Queensland Health Data Linkage Symposium

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018 

    The 2018 Queensland Health Data Linkage Symposium is scheduled for Thursday 8 November 2018, 9am to 12pm.

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  • Senate Select Committee Hearing on Stillbirth Research and Education

    Thursday, 09 August 2018 

    Our Chairman and CEO participated in the Senate Select Committee Hearing on Stillbirth Research and Education.

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  • PHRN response to New Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation

    Tuesday, 07 August 2018 

    The PHRN submitted our response to consultation on the new Australian Government data sharing and release legislation.

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  • PHRN Contributing Sponsor to IPLDN Conference

    Thursday, 02 August 2018 

    The PHRN are excited to be contributing sponsors at the upcoming 2018 IPDLN Conference to be held at the Banff Centre, located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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  • Introduction to Data Linkage for Research

    This course by the University of Melbourne the provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage.

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July

  • PHRN Now on Twitter

    Tuesday, 31 July 2018 

    The Population Health Research Network is now on Twitter.

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  • PHRN sponsoring 2018 Australian Epidemiological Association 31st Anniversary Meeting

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 

    PHRN are sponsoring 2018 Australian Epidemiological Association 31st Anniversary Meeting.

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  • PHRN Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education

    Thursday, 19 July 2018 

    On 27 March 2018 the Senate established the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education to inquire and report on the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia. PHRN have recently written a submission in response to their report.

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  • Vote PHRN for the IPDLN Directorship for 2019 - 2020

    Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

    Every two years, the members of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) elect a new director for a two-year term. The director and their home institution are responsible for managing the IPDLN, and the director chairs the IPDLN Executive Committee. The 2020 IPDLN Conference will be organized by the next director.

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  • An introduction to using linked administrative data

    Monday, 16 July 2018 

    An introduction to using linked administrative data for social and health research Course on 8th –12th October 2018 at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh

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June

  • PHRN to receive $23.8M in additional funding

    Thursday, 21 June 2018 

    In the May 2018 budget, the Australian Government announced a further $19.5 million in PHRN NCRIS funding for the period July 2019 to June 2023. This is a continuation of existing NCRIS funding with indexation. In addition, the Minister for Education and Training, Minister Simon Birmingham, announced on 15 May 2018, that $4.4 million in new funding will be invested in the PHRN. The new funding which includes over $2 million for capital investment was announced as part of the Government Response to the 2016 Roadmap for National Research Infrastructure.

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  • Online Health Data Science Courses

    Thursday, 14 June 2018 

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) have released new online professional development courses in Health Data Science. These courses have been developed in partnership with the Commonwealth Department of Health.

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  • Register for ResBaz Brisbane

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018 

    Registration for the Research Bazaar in Brisbane is now open. The aim of the event is to equip researchers from all career stages and disciplines with the digital skills and tools required to do their research better, faster and smarter.

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  • PHRN to receive $4.4M in funding

    Friday, 01 June 2018 

    The Minister for Education and Training, Minister Simon Birmingham announced the release of the national Research Infrastructure Investment Plan on 15 May 2018. This includes $4.4 million for the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) to maintain the national infrastructure that enables existing health and human services data from around the nation to be linked in privacy-preserving ways and made available for research purposes. The network includes (i) data linage services at regional and national level; (ii) secure file transfer and access services; and (iii) coordination of the Network.

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May

  • Working with MBS and PBS data

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

    The Sax Institute is hosting this seminar on working with MBS and PBS data, which will provide insights into the multiple ways these datasets can be used.

    Participants will receive an introduction to datasets, advice on dealing with some of their specific characteristics, and view worked examples of how they can be used.

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  • National Press Club Address by Tim Kelsey, Thursday 24 May 2018

    Friday, 11 May 2018 

    Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, will address the National Press Club on Thursday 24 May at 11:30am for 12:00pm.

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  • Research Infrastructure and NCRIS Funding

    Thursday, 10 May 2018 

    The Government has announced an additional $1.9 billion over 12 years from 2017-18 ($393.3 million over five years) to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan, informed by the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

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  • Privacy Awareneness Week 2018

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018 

    A week encouraging Australian organisations to review and improve how they handle personal information to ensure they are transparent and accountable, in line with community expectations and legislative requirements. Organised by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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April

  • Data Linkage Delivery Manager

    Thursday, 19 April 2018 

    Job Vacancy at The CHeReL - Data Linkage Delivery Manager.

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  • Sax Institute Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018 

    This conference will provide a forum for describing and debating new findings about what works to embed research into health and social policy, practice and service delivery – and ultimately in improving health outcomes.

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  • Privacy Awareness Week (PAW)

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018 

    This year, the OAIC will hold its annual Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) from 13 to 19 May.

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  • National research infrastructure is improving Australian lives.

    Thursday, 12 April 2018 

    An analysis of the impact and return on investment of the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) national data linkage infrastructure was recently completed by Lateral Economics. Their analysis shows that the net economic benefit to Australian society of continued investment in the PHRN could be as high as $7.1 billion, in present value terms.

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  • International Clinical Trials Day

    Wednesday, 11 April 2018 

    20 May is International Clinical Trials Day.

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  • Early bird registration open: 2018 IPDLN Conference

    Tuesday, 03 April 2018 

    IPDLN 2018 Conference taking place in Banff, Alberta in September 2018 - register by May 31 for early bird rates!

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March

  • National Research Data Cloud

    Thursday, 15 March 2018 

    Developing a ‘National Research Data Cloud’ for Australian Researchers: Release from the Department of Education.

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  • Research Project Manager - Centre for Health Record Linkage

    Thursday, 08 March 2018 

    The position manages service provision to researchers conducting population health and human services research using record linkage services provided by the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL).

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  • WA Data Linkage Branch Applicant Workshops

    Thursday, 01 March 2018 

    The WA Data Linkage Branch has now released dates for their tailored workshop for researchers and other applicants interested in applying for linked data. Both new and experienced researchers can benefit from the workshop, which covers the core essentials.

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February

  • The Notifiable Data Breaches commences today

    Thursday, 22 February 2018 

    Starting today, Australian Government agencies and organisations required to secure personal information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) have mandatory data breach notification and assessment obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.

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  • NCRIS Network Website

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018 

    The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) drives research excellence and collaboration between 35,000 researchers, government and industry to deliver practical outcomes.


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  • International Population Data Linkage Network Abstracts

    Friday, 16 February 2018 

    Do you work with linked data? We're fast approaching abstract submission deadline.

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  • Public Lecture - Measuring the impact of research

    Tuesday, 06 February 2018 

    We will hear from two leaders in this space: Professor Trish Greenhalgh from the University of Oxford, and Professor Anne Kelso, CEO of the NHMRC. Professor Greenhalgh’s talk will address “Measuring the impact of research: tensions, paradoxes and lessons from the UK’. Professor Kelso will discuss NHMRC’s perspective and its work in this area.

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  • World Cancer Day - 4 February 2018

    Friday, 02 February 2018 

    Sunday 4 February 2018 is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme is ‘Debunk the myths’ and focuses on dismissing cancer misconceptions, communicating the facts and raising general awareness about cancer prevention and treatment. One of the most common areas covered in PHRN publications includes cancer research.

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  • Call for Abstracts - 2018 IPDLN Conference

    Thursday, 01 February 2018 

    The 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference will be held at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park on September 12-14, with a pre-conference day on September 11.

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January

  • Power up your (data skills) training

    Tuesday, 30 January 2018 

    This free workshop is an opportunity to have a fresh look at your research and data skills training activities for the 2018 academic year.

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  • Love Data Week

    Thursday, 25 January 2018 

    Love Data Week (formerly known as Love Your Data week) - a 5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data.

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  • Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

    Tuesday, 23 January 2018 

    This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level.

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  • Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data Training

    Tuesday, 16 January 2018 

    The Swansea University will be holding an intensive five-day course "The Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data" on the theory and practice of analysis of large sets of linked health and social data at an introductory to intermediate level.

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