News & Updates

HDRN Canada is seeking a qualified candidate for its Public Engagement Fellowship. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the Public Engagement Working Group (PE WG) and with the HDRN Canada Public Advisory Council (PAC) to accelerate HDRN Canada’s work and progress on public engagement. 

Today, Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada) and the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath) announced a new partnership that will enable linkage between CanPath cohort data and health data held at provincial and territorial data centres.

By enabling researchers to connect data such as self-reported behaviours, physical measurements and biological samples from CanPath with use of health services and health outcomes captured by provincial health databases, we can gain deeper insights and develop solutions to pressing health challenges, including chronic illnesses, mental health, aging populations, and more.

HDRN Canada is committed to including members of the public in decisions about health data through its Public Advisory Council (PAC).

We are currently inviting people to apply to be part of the 12-15 person PAC. Our objective is to establish a council of members with diverse experiences related to geography, age, gender identity, occupation, language, culture, ethnicity and other characteristics.

The Algorithm Inventory on the Data Access Support Hub (DASH) was initially developed to provide a repository of published algorithms that have been tested in two or more provinces or territories. However, there is more work needed to develop new algorithms that can benefit cross-jurisdictional research.

Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada) is now inviting applications from investigators seeking to lead a validation or feasibility study that will be supported by in-kind resources. Successful applicants to this call will have the opportunity to test multiple algorithms pertaining to one measure/health condition for population health, health service use, or the determinants of health across multiple provinces/territories.

Health researchers will now be able to access data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources more easily, thanks to the Data Access Support Hub (DASH).

Today, Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada) launched DASH, a one-stop shop for researchers to request access to data from more than one jurisdiction. This initiative is made possible through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) which is a collection of funding partnerships between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and health charities.

Today, the SPOR Canadian Data Platform launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for researchers to request access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources.

By offering a single access point and coordinated support for multi-jurisdictional data requests, DASH streamlines the way researchers request data and offers a clear point of contact for ongoing assistance.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Canadian Data Platform.

This groundbreaking initiative is a single portal through which researchers will be able to request access to a multitude of administrative, clinical, and social data from various sources from across the country.