2018

December

    November

    • Administrative and Member Relations Officer

      Wednesday, 28 November 2018 

      Come and work with us! Exciting position as Administrative and Member Relations Officer for the International Population Data Linkage Network.

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    • Call for Proposals

      Wednesday, 28 November 2018 

      Call for Proposals : The Public Interest in and Social Licence for the Use of Linked Administrative Data in Therapeutic Development.

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    • Save the Date! IPDLN 2020 Conference

      Tuesday, 20 November 2018 

      Exciting news! The #IPDLN2020 conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on October 26 to 29, 2020, hosted by @PHRN_Australia and SA-NT Datalink

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    • IPDLN 2018 Videos

      Thursday, 15 November 2018 

      The IPDLN have been loading videos from #IPDLN2018 onto their YouTube channel.

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    October

    • World-class Researchers Webinar Series

      Thursday, 25 October 2018 

      What It Really Means To Be Highly Cited and Its Impact. Clarivate Analytics Institute for Scientific Information is hosting a series of webinars.

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    • Visit from Professor David Ford

      Tuesday, 23 October 2018 

      The PHRN program office enjoyed a visit from Professor David Ford, from the SAIL Databank, The Swansea University on Monday 22 October 2018.

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    • 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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