Pioneers in Data Linkage and Innovation
Improving outcomes for the Western Australian community by putting linked data at the core of decision-making and research
We provide a range of services to facilitate access to linked data for approved purposes, including medical research and service evaluation.
We have linked over 150 million records from 50 routinely linked datasets to create one of the most comprehensive linkage systems in the world.
Linked data can be requested for ethically approved research, planning, and evaluation projects which show benefit to the lives of Western Australians.
We have a range of resources available to help you understand the linkage process, available datasets, ethical considerations and the application process.
Serving the Community since 1995
The Western Australian Data Linkage System was established as a collaborative initiative between the Department of Health WA, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the Telethon Kids Institute to support medical research and health service planning.
Nearly thirty years later, we maintain the largest data linkage system in Australia, and have one of the richest available population-based data linkage systems for research worldwide.
Lead strategic projects and infrastructure development
We are committed to maintaining privacy, and have developed and deployed multiple privacy protocols to ensure best practice procedures are supported at all stages of data integration and delivery.
We take data security seriously, enforcing strict procedures to assure the highest standards.
Ethics and Governance
The Department of Health WA Human Research Ethics Committee has responsibility for oversight of the use and disclosure of personal health information.
The ISPD Client Services team is here to help with any questions or concerns you might have. Get in touch with the ISPD Client Services team to see how we can work together.