Materials on this page are available for download. Please acknowledge the Department of Health as a source where applicable.

Data Applicant Training Course

The Department of Health offers a tailored workshop for people interested in applying for linked data. Both new and experienced Data Applicants can benefit from the workshop. The course covers:

  • the data linkage process
  • the preparation of data
  • the datasets available to researchers
  • ethical considerations
  • the application process

Please see below for the next Data Linkage Research Applicant Training Workshop in 2021:

Friday 11 June 2021 9am to 4pm

Tuesday 07 Sept 2021 9am to 4pm

Friday 03 Dec 2021 9am to 4pm

Registrations are via Eventbrite: Data Linkage Applicant Training Workshop. Please note there are limited places.

Examples of approved Applications

The following documents are available for Data Applicants to read as examples of the standard required for new Applications for Data. The Department of Health thanks the Principal Investigators of these projects for sharing this information.

Investigating Medication re-Purposing to reduce Risk of OVarian and Endometrial cancer study (The IMPROVE study) – Improve study (PDF)

Heritable and environmental determinants of hospitalisation for common childhood illnesses – Study 2: association between monozygotic and dizygotic twins, their sibs and their parents in hospital admissions – Heritable illnesses (PDF)

Secondary falls prevention in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of efficacy, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of the RESPOND program – Falls prevention study (PDF)

Note that these applications should not be copied word for word.

Linked data analysis course

The University of Western Australia offers a unit on the theory and practice of analysing linked data.