After DOH HRECDepartment of Health Human Research Ethics Committee. A group that provides governance over Department of Health personal health information and its use in research. See also has approved the project, the final application must be lodged 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.. This step is required in case there are any changes required to the application as part of the ethical review process, after in principle support has already been given. Please submit electronic copies of the final versions of the documents below to It is recommended that the package of documents is zipped to save space.


Please submit:


  • Signed Application for Data form (as approved by DoH HREC)
  • Data Service forms
  • Variable lists for all data collections
  • DOH HREC approval letter
  • Any other ethics approval letters
  • Research protocol (if available)
  • Participant Information and Consent Information (if applicable)
  • Other supporting documentation

For assistance with lodging your formal application, please contact the DLB Project Manager, Alex Merchant (, phone +61 8 9222 2370).