Data Linkage Units

Data Linkage Units

The PHRN collaboration involves six jurisdictional data linkage units which represent each of the states and territories in Australia (situated in Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria) as well as two National Linkage Units, namely the Centre for Data Linkage based in Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Reseachers who wish to apply for access to linked data held within Australian states and territories are currently directed to the local data linkage unit in each jurisdiction.  Within each unit there is generally a dedicated client services team who can assist researchers with various aspects of projects involving linked data; including design and cohort selection, provision of quotations, completion of data applications, advice on the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) process and applications, negotiation of contracts with custodians and in some instances, archiving of data extracts at the completion of the study.

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Jurisdiction Data Linkage Unit Contact details
Australian Capital Territory CHeReL Website: http://www.cherel.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9391 9924/9280
Email: cherel.mail@moh.health.nsw.gov.au
New South Wales CHeReL Website: http://www.cherel.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9391 9924/9280
Email: cherel.mail@moh.health.nsw.gov.au
Northern Territory SA NT Datalink Website:www.santdatalink.org.au
Email: santdatalink@unisa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8302 1604
Queensland Queensland Research Linkage Group Website: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/hsu/link/datalink.asp
Email: HSBresearch@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3234 0128
South Australia SA NT Datalink Website: www.santdatalink.org.au
Email: santdatalink@unisa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8302 2862
Tasmania Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit Website: www.menzies.utas.edu.au
Email: tdlu@utas.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 6226 4717
Victoria Centre for Victorian Data Linkage Website: www.health.vic.gov.au/vdl
Email: vdl@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Western Australia WA Data Linkage Branch Website: www.datalinkage-wa.org
Email: dataservices@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 9222 2370
National / Commonwealth data Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Website: www.aihw.gov.au
Email: linkage@aihw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 6249 5129
National Centre for Data Linkage Website:healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/research/cdl.cfm
Email: j.boyd@curtin.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9266 4986