The Data Linkage BranchThe specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data. now offers a tailored workshop for researchers and other applicants interested in applying for linked dataCan refer to: (1) the demographic data used in the Data Linkage process; or (2) information pertaining to services provided to people or their clinical information (available only from Data Custodians, including via CARES).. Both new and experienced researchers can benefit from the workshop, which covers these core essentials:

  • the data linkageA complex technique for connecting data records within and between datasets using demographic data (e.g. name, date of birth, address, sex, medical record number). Also called ‘Record Linkage’ or ‘Linkage’. process
  • the preparation of data
  • the datasets available to researchers
  • ethical considerations
  • the application process

For a full summary, download the course flyer

There are multiple dates and venues for the course this year:

  • 21st of March at UWAUniversity of Western Australia
  • 15th of May at Curtin
  • 11th of July at Department of Health
  • 19th of September at Telethon Kids Institute
  • 6th of November at Department of Health

The workshop can be booked through Eventbrite