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

Our Services

We provide a range of services to facilitate access to linked data for approved purposes, including medical research and service evaluation.

Our Data

We have linked over 150 million records from 50 routinely linked datasets to create one of the most comprehensive linkage systems in the world.

Accessing Data

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.

Support the evolving needs of linked data users

Innovate and reform linked data provision

Lead strategic projects and infrastructure development

Improve scope, affordability and value of linked data

Support research community in Western Australia


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.

Contact Us

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.

Research Related Queries

Non-Research Related Queries

Collaborating Institutions

Government of Western Australia Department of Health
University of Western Australia
Telethon Kids Institute