All amendments to data linkageA complex technique for connecting data records within and between datasets using demographic data (e.g. name, date of birth, address, sex, medical record number). Also called ‘Record Linkage’ or ‘Linkage’. projects should first be discussed with the DLBData Linkage Branch: the specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data. Project Manager (alexandra.godfrey@health.wa.gov.au).

 

Amendments should be submitted via the DOH HREC Amendment form and submitted to HREC@health.wa.gov.au. Please note that some amendments and/or dataCan refer to: (1) the demographic data used in the Data Linkage process; or (2) information pertaining to services provided to people or their clinical information (available only from Data Custodians, including via CARES). update requests may need to be reviewed by Data Custodians, and a cost will apply.