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News & Events

September

  • Data Availability and Transparency Act (DATA) Scheme by Simon Gallant, ONDC

    Thursday, 29 September 2022 

    Did you miss our recent Linkage Learning webinar on Data Availability and Transparency Act (DATA) Scheme by Simon Gallant, ONDC

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  • Linkage Luminaries Webinar with Professor David Roder AM, DDSc (Epidemiology), MPH, BDS

    Thursday, 15 September 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host our next webinar for 2022 in our "Linkage Luminaries" webinar series with Professor David Roder from the University of South Australia on Tuesday 18 October at 11.30am AEST, 11.00am ACST, 8.30am AWST.

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  • National research infrastructure working together to improve the health of Australians

    Wednesday, 07 September 2022 

    Innovation in Australia’s health and medical research translation has been boosted with National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)- enabled health and medical research partners signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

    Bioplatforms Australia (BPA), National Imaging Facility (NIF),Phenomics Australia, Population Health Research Network (PHRN) and Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) will enhance collaborative opportunities between infrastructure capabilities and enable support across the whole research translation cycle, following the signing of the agreement to form the NCRIS Health Group.

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  • PHRN Australia announces partnership with HDRN Canada

    Thursday, 01 September 2022 

    Population Health Research Network (PHRN) Australia, a leading organization that enables existing data from around Australia to be brought together and made available for research, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Health Data Research Network (HDRN) Canada.

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August

  • Impact Story - How data linkage can improve the health of older people

    Tuesday, 30 August 2022 

    How data linkage can improve the health of older people

    When pharmaceutical companies do clinical trials, people over the age of 70 are often excluded.

    It’s partly ageism, says Professor Leon Flicker, a geriatric medicine specialist at The University of Western Australia.

    But it’s also partly about the practicalities of studying older adults.

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  • National Science Week 2022

    Tuesday, 16 August 2022 

    It is @Aus_ScienceWeek ! Learn more about #PHRNAustralia and the 26 other NCRIS organisations that enable exciting, multidisciplinary research across #Australia!


    @AusGovEducation
    #ncrisimpact

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  • Recording of Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Leonie Segal, UniSA

    Tuesday, 09 August 2022 

    Did you miss our Linkage Luminaries Webinar with Professor Leonie Segal last month? The recording is now available.

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  • PHRN Information Session from the Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) on the DATA Scheme

    Thursday, 04 August 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host this webinar with a representative from the Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) on the DATA Scheme on Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 12noon AEST, 10am AWST.

    On 1 April the Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) commenced the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 (DATA) Scheme.

    Due to an increasing number of questions about what the DAT Act means in practice for our research community as well as questions about accreditation, we have secured Simon Gallant who is Senior Adviser from the ONDC to give a presentation to answer all our questions.

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July

  • NAIDOC Week Australia's national research infrastructure

    Friday, 08 July 2022 

    This NAIDOC Week Australia's national research infrastructure is celebrating Indigenous knowledge and research. Click through to explore our infographic:

    https://bit.ly/NCRIS-indigenous

    #NCRISimpact #NAIDOC2022

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  • Linkage Luminaries Webinar with Professor Leonie Segal

    Thursday, 07 July 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host our next webinar for 2022 in our "Linkage Luminaries" webinar series with Professor Leonie Segal from the University of South Australia on Wednesday 20 July 2022 at 12noon AEST, 11.30am ACST, 10am AWST.

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June

  • Recording - PHRN Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Leon Flicker, UWA

    Thursday, 07 July 2022 

    Did you miss the last week's @PHRN_Australia Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Leon Flicker?


    #datalinkage #australia #geriatricmedicine

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  • Thursday, 30 June 2022 

    Read our latest impact story "Using big data to drive big change". Highlighting the important work from @Louisa_Jorm, the foundation director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at @UNSW


    Read here 👉https://bit.ly/3OqY6F7

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  • Recording now available: Sharing Linked Data for Health Research Toward Better Decision Making

    Thursday, 16 June 2022 

    Did you miss yesterday's webinar on "Sharing Linked Data for Health Research Toward Better Decision Making"?

    Watch here 💻👉https://bit.ly/3zCwVDn

    #datalinkage #data #ncrisimpact

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  • PHRN Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Leon Flicker, UWA

    Thursday, 16 June 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host our next webinar for 2022 in our "Linkage Luminaries" webinar series with Professor Leon Flicker from the University of Western Australia on Thursday 30 June 2022 at 12noon AEST, 10am AWST.

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  • Expression of Interest - Board Member – Population Health Research Network (PHRN) Board

    Wednesday, 15 June 2022 

    The University is seeking to appoint up to two additional independent members of the PHRN Board. The PHRN Board is an advisory committee who provide oversight and strategic direction for the PHRN.

    Initial term of up to two years with potential for extension. Board members are appointed by The University of Western Australia in consultation with the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

    The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is Australia’s national data linkage infrastructure. It is one of the national research infrastructure capabilities supported by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It has been awarded $80M of Australian Government funding since 2009, with co-investment of $120M. Current annual PHRN resources (cash and in-kind) are approximately $19M.

    The University of Western Australia is lead agent for the PHRN. The PHRN’s primary purpose is to build and support the operation of collaborative, nationwide data linkage infrastructure which securely and safely links data collections from a wide range of sources including within and between jurisdictions and across sectors and provides access to linked data.

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  • Webinar : Sharing Linked Data for Health Research: Towards Better Decision Making

    Wednesday, 08 June 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host this webinar on "Sharing Linked Data for Health Research: Towards Better Decision Making" in which you will hear from the book's authors on Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 12noon AEST, 10am AWST.

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  • Impact Story - Improving stroke care

    Tuesday, 07 June 2022 

    Data linkage is helping researchers learn more about what happens to patients before, during and after hospitalisation for a major stroke, and even how COVID-19 affected stroke care.

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  • UQSPH+Qld Health Data Linkage Workshop

    Thursday, 02 June 2022 

    This is a one day workshop for existing health researchers to increase their skills in conducting basic research using linked health record data. The analysis will be focused on the Queensland Hospital Admitted Patients Data Collection (QHAPDC).

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May

  • Data linkage reforms set to deliver more for Western Australians

    Wednesday, 25 May 2022 

    The allocation of $8 million over four years from the McGowan Government's Digital Capability Fund will deliver important data linkage reforms and renewed capabilities across the public sector.

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  • Data Science Week 2022

    Thursday, 12 May 2022 

    It's #DataScienceWeek!

    To assist with your data science journey we have recorded 3 videos - Intro to Data Linkage Series covering the basics of data linkage, how to design & plan a linkage study & accessing cross jurisdictional linked data.

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  • PHRN Linkage Luminaries Webinar with Professor Louisa Jorm

    Thursday, 12 May 2022 

    Excited to have Professor Louisa Jorm present at our next PHRN Linkage Luminaries webinar on 18 May 2022 at 12noon AEST, 10am AWST.

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April

  • Development and implementation of a national online application system for cross-jurisdictional linked data

    Thursday, 28 April 2022 

    This project has demonstrated that a coordinated application process for all nine (six states, two territories and the Commonwealth) Australian jurisdictions is both necessary and possible despite the differing policy, governance and regulatory environments. Its establishment is a significant achievement and Australia is the first federated nation to implement a coordinated application process for researchers to apply for access to cross-jurisdictional linked data in all jurisdictions.

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  • PHRN Linkage Luminaries Webinar Series with Professor Melissa Green

    Tuesday, 12 April 2022 

    Excited for our next Linkage Luminaries webinar for 2022 with Professor Melissa Green

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  • 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

    Thursday, 07 April 2022 

    The Commonwealth Government has just released the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

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  • PHRN Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Dominique Cadilhac and Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny recording now available

    Thursday, 07 April 2022 

    PHRN Linkage Luminaries webinar with Professor Dominique Cadilhac and Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny recording now available.

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  • Let's Navigate Data Linkage

    Tuesday, 05 April 2022 

    Linked administrative data is a valuable research tool. However, the researcher journey to accessing linked data is sometimes a complex process.

    To help navigate this process, the PHRN has developed a video and four infographics to help you better understand the linkage process and write a strong application.

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March

  • PHRN Linkage Luminaries with Professor Dominique Cadilhac and Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny

    Thursday, 17 March 2022 

    PHRN is excited to host our first webinar for 2022 in our "Linkage Luminaries" webinar series for 2022 with Professor Dominique Cadilhac & Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny on Thursday 31 March 2022 at 12noon AEDT, 11.30am ACDT, 9am AWST.

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February

  • Using linked data to improve the health of people who experience incarceration

    Wednesday, 23 February 2022 

    Investing in the health of people released from prison can simultaneously improve their wellbeing and avoid a return to jail, research suggests.

    A recent study found that people who presented to emergency departments frequently after their release from prison were more likely than those who did not attend an ED to return to jail.

    The finding is one of dozens from the Health After Release from Prison (HARP) project, the largest prospective cohort study of people released from prisons anywhere in the world.

    The study combines rich baseline surveys with prison medical records, and retrospectively and prospectively linked state health and correctional records, and Commonwealth data including Medicare, PBS, and death records.

    Professor Kinner, who heads the Justice Health Unit at The University of Melbourne and leads the HARP study, says investing in healthcare can help prevent reincarceration.

    Other findings from the project include remarkably low uptake of prescribed contraception among women released from prison, very low uptake of prescribed smoking cessation aids, and very poor engagement with community mental health services.

    People released from prison also experience high rates of non-fatal overdose and injuries, notably including high rates of self-harm, and are more likely to be victims of violence.

    “The HARP cohort has shone a light on what happens to people released from prison in a way that no other study ever really has,” Professor Kinner says.

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  • NCRIS: The power behind Australia’s science

    Wednesday, 09 February 2022 

    Australian science continues to make national and international headlines, most recently focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 – 2020 Australian bushfires. Behind these headlines, you will find a community of impassioned researchers. And behind them, you will find a network of research enablers from NCRIS, the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. Since 2004, NCRIS has enabled a wealth of research excellence, making it both headline worthy and a critical pillar of the Australian economy. Leading economists agree.

    Recently, a number of research infrastructure organisations from the NCRIS community commissioned Lateral Economics (LE) to assess the positive impacts of NCRIS for Australian society and the economy. LE’s report has identified ways in which NCRIS funding has and will continue to support the Australian community and economy.

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