Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Population Health Research Network (PHRN) Australia, a leading organization that enables existing data from around Australia to be brought together and made available for research.
As researchers and policymakers continue to face public health challenges that transcend international borders, this partnership signifies a new commitment to advance population data linkage in both countries by learning from one another.
“HDRN Canada, PHRN, and our member organizations are part of an international community that is committed to learning together,” said Dr. Kim McGrail, Scientific Director and CEO, HDRN Canada. “This is how we will continue to enhance our data access services that are safe, scalable, efficient, and able to support research on complex health and social topics.”
“The PHRN is excited to be working in partnership with HDRN Canada. Australia is a leader in population linked data and this international collaboration will further enhance the development of linked data research to address science and research priorities to benefit communities around the globe.” said Dr. Merran Smith, Chief Executive, PHRN.
HDRN Canada and PHRN currently collaborate in a number of ways, including joint conference presentations and workshops, joint publications, knowledge sharing, and common participation on international committees and networks.
Members from PHRN and HDRN Canada will be giving a joint presentation at this year’s International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference on the topic, “Cross-jurisdictional data access processes and coordination in two countries: key learnings and innovative approaches”. Their presentation will outline the two organizations’ respective approaches to supporting the discovery of available data resources, and coordinating applications and approvals for cross-jurisdictional data access. The two networks will also jointly facilitate a pre-conference workshop entitled, Connecting and Sharing with Industry.
Future collaboration include joint staff professional development opportunities, further exploration of methodological and/or technical innovation, and more.
About Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada):
Incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2020, HDRN Canada connects individuals and organizations across the country to share expertise, identify opportunities for collaboration, and foster innovation in ways that respect public expectations and Indigenous data sovereignty. Access to multi-regional data allows researchers to address health challenges that cross boundaries, leading to advances that help develop innovative solutions and build Canada’s international leadership in the health field.
Contact: David Parker
About Population Health Research Network (PHRN) Australia:
The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is a national collaboration hosted by the University of Western Australia that enables existing data from around Australia to be brought together and made available for important research. The PHRN was established in 2009 and implemented through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy framework, an initiative of the Australian Government. State and territory governments and academic institutions have made significant cash and in-kind contributions to PHRN activities.
Contact: Nicola Tew