News & Events

News & Events

December

  • PHRN Infrastructure and Investment Priorities 2020-23

    Thursday, 05 December 2019 

    The Population Health Research Network has set its infrastructure and investment priorities for 2020-23. After extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders five priority areas were identified with seven associated challenges. These priority areas will be the focus of PHRN funding and activities in the next three years.

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November

  • IJPDS special issue on population data centre profiles featuring PHRN

    Thursday, 28 November 2019 

    Read IJPDS special issue on population data centre profiles featuring PHRN.

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October

  • Webinar Wednesday - 13 November 2019 - A/Prof Rachael Moorin

    Thursday, 24 October 2019 

    Webinar Wednesday -13 November 2019 - 12noon AEST

    "Use of linked administrative data to evaluate continuity of primary care" by A/Prof Rachael Moorin, Curtin University

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  • Access to linked data: challenges and progress

    Tuesday, 15 October 2019 

    Read PHRN's response to the paper by Palamuthusingam et al. which describes the challenges faced by researchers wishing to access Australian linked data and published in the Letters to the Editor, Internal Medicine Journal.

    Read more  |  Download pdf [365KB]

September

  • Webinar Wednesday - 2 October 2019 - A/Prof Rachael Moorin

    Wednesday, 25 September 2019 

    Webinar Wednesday - 2 October - 12noon AEST

    "Use of linked administrative data to evaluate continuity of primary care" by A/Prof Rachael Moorin, Curtin University

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  • Webinar Wednesday - 25 September 2019 - Dr Monique Kilkenny

    Thursday, 19 September 2019 

    Webinar Wednesday - 25 September 2019 - 12noon AEST

    "Towards an integrated national data platform for stroke” by Dr Monique Kilkenny Head of the National Stroke Data Linkage Program, Monash University

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  • Webinar Wednesday - 18 September - 12noon AEST - Is low sun exposure during early life a risk factor for type 1 diabetes?

    Tuesday, 17 September 2019 

    Webinar Wednesday - 18 September - 12noon AEST

    "Is low sun exposure during early life a risk factor for type 1 diabetes? " by Kate Miller, PhD Student

    For the next few weeks, on a Wednesday lunch time, we will bring to you researchers who have used our PHRN network to assist with data linkage and their specific research.


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  • Linked Data and the Reduction in Cervical Cancer in Australia

    Thursday, 05 September 2019 

    Data linkage has a significant role in reduction of cervical cancer in Australia. HPV vaccine was introduced in 2007, success of the vaccine was monitored by linking vaccine registers to cervical smear registers in Queensland & Victoria via @PHRN_Australia #womensealthweek

    Read more  |  Download pdf [388KB]

July

  • SURE Upgrades and Reduced Fees for Researchers

    Wednesday, 31 July 2019 

    SURE is changing, they are reducing fees, migrating to new servers with much better performance, and developing new capabilities.

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June

  • Call for submissions: JRSS A Special Issue on Data Science

    Thursday, 13 June 2019 

    Call for submissions : A special issue of JRSS A on Data Science for Society: Challenges, Developments and Applications. This covers a number of areas, including:
    • Researcher access to data while preserving privacy and maintaining confidentiality,
    • Understanding quality and sources of bias in data derived from multiple sources, and
    • Handling the complexity and high-dimensionality of large, longitudinal and high velocity data sources.

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  • Changes to the PHRN Online Application System: Update

    Tuesday, 04 June 2019 

    The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is currently going through an iterative process to improve your experience of using the Online Application System.

    In response to user feedback, the system will be updated a few times over the coming months. The first update was released on Tuesday, 9 April 2019. This is the second update. The PHRN Online Application System will be unavailable between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm AEST on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.

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May

  • Changes to the PHRN Online Application System

    Thursday, 16 May 2019 

    The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is currently going through an iterative process to improve your experience of using the Online Application System. In response to user feedback, the system will be updated a few times over the coming months.

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  • Authorising the Release of Data without Consent for Health Research: The Role of Data Custodians and HRECs in Australia

    Thursday, 02 May 2019 

    Check out Dr Felicity Flack, Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen's lastest publication called "Authorising the Release of Data without Consent for Health Research: The Role of Data Custodians and HRECs in Australia".

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April

  • PHRN and ACTA Webinar Wednesdays: Accessing MBS/PBS data" with Dr Anna Kemp-Casey

    Tuesday, 09 April 2019 

    ACTA and the PHRN have developed this series of webinars to:

    - Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
    - Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
    - Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data

    Our next webinar will be on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 1pm to 2pm AEDT

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March

  • In Conversation with Professor David Ford and Dr Merran Smith

    Friday, 29 March 2019 

    In a series of interviews, we sit down with our own Chief Executive, Dr Merran Smith and Professor David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics and leads the Health Informatics Group at College of Medicine in Swansea University, Wales, UK. In these last two videos, they discuss looking at the future and consumers and their data.

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  • PHRN and ACTA Webinar Wednesdays : Ethical considerations

    Thursday, 28 March 2019 

    ACTA and the PHRN have developed this series of webinars to:

    - Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
    - Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
    - Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data

    Our next webinar will be on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1pm to 2pm AEDT

    We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in delivering this project to you.

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  • PHRN and ACTA webinar : Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data

    Thursday, 28 March 2019 

    Listen to PHRN and Australian Clinical Trials Alliance first webinar "Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data" with Dr Felicity Flack.

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  • PHRN celebrates it's 10 Year Anniversary

    Wednesday, 27 March 2019 

    PHRN celebrates 10 Years!

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  • March-April 2019 – Data linkage webinar series

    Tuesday, 05 March 2019 

    Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, ACTA and the PHRN have developed this series of webinars.

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  • Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data Webinar

    Listen to PHRN and Australian Clinical Trials Alliance first webinar "Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data" with Dr Felicity Flack.

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February

  • Watch "Use of linked administrative data to evaluate continuity of primary care" by A/Prof Rachael Moorin, Curtin University

    Thursday, 14 November 2019 

    Watch to our latest webinar "Use of linked administrative data to evaluate continuity of primary care" by A/Prof Rachael Moorin, Curtin University

    Read more
  • In conversation with... Part Two

    Thursday, 14 February 2019 

    In this second video, we sit down with our own Chief Executive, Dr Merran Smith and Professor David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics and leads the Health Informatics Group at College of Medicine in Swansea University, Wales, UK. Their conversation covers the topic of data security and data repositories.


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  • Weekly Webinars with ACTA - Data Linkage for Clinical Trialists

    Thursday, 07 February 2019 

    Weekly Webinars with the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) is a new series of online interactive webinars including the opportunity to engage with field-leading presenters. During March and April, ACTA will be hosting a dedicated four-part series exploring Data Linkage for Clinical Trialists presented by our very own Dr Felicity Flack.

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  • In conversation with...

    Wednesday, 06 February 2019 

    In a series of interviews, we sit down with our own Chief Executive, Dr Merran Smith and Professor David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics and leads the Health Informatics Group at College of Medicine in Swansea University, Wales, UK.

    Read more
  • Researcher survey on PHRN infrastructure funding priorities

    Tuesday, 05 February 2019 

    The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) has received funding from the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Research Infrastructure Investment Plan for national data linkage infrastructure. We are currently undertaking a stakeholder consultation process to guide future PHRN investment in national data linkage infrastructure. We are keen to understand research priorities over the next five years and what data and data linkage services and facilities researchers will need to conduct their research.

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January

  • Role of data custodians in establishing & maintaining social licence for health research.

    Tuesday, 22 January 2019 

    Read about the role of data custodians in establishing & maintaining social licence for health research.

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  • Case Study on Postpartum Depresssion

    Wednesday, 16 January 2019 

    Being aware of mental health issues during & after pregnancy is important. Our short animation demonstrates the benefits of research using linked data in this area.

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HPV VACCINE

CASE STUDY

Data linkage has a significant role in reduction of cervical cancer in Australia. The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2007, success of the vaccine was monitored by linking vaccine registers to cervical smear registers in Queensland & Victoria.

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NEWS & EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

Read IJPDS' special issue on population data centre profiles featuring PHRN. With articles from population data centres across the world, this special issue represents a unique resource, bringing together into one place a wealth of information.

From 20 December 2019 the PHRN OAS will not be monitored. Normal operations will resume on 6 January 2020.

PHRN ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM (OAS)