More than 800 projects have made use of WA linked 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). since 1995. These projects have originated from University, Government and hospital-based settings and have often involved collaboration between diverse research groups. Below is a graph of the number of project applications approved since 1995. Note that this does not include requests for data updates for existing projects or data amendments (which make up a significant proportion of work for the Data Linkage BranchThe 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.).

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