Monday, 7 August 2017

Monash University-PHRN Data Linkage Workshop, 22 August

Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, including:

·        A less burdensome method of data collection for participants during a clinical trial.
·        Cost-effective medium to long term follow-up of clinical trial participants.
·        Post-market surveillance of therapeutics.
Australia has a national data linkage network, the Population Health Research Network (PHRN), established with the backing of the Australian Government under the NCRIS program. The PHRN enables existing health data from around the nation to be brought together and made available for research purposes. To date, the PHRN infrastructure has been infrequently used by clinical trials researchers.

·        To introduce clinical trials researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available.
·        To identify the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research.
·        To identify any barriers to use of PHRN infrastructure for clinical trials research.
·        To identify any gaps between the needs of Monash researchers and the available infrastructure

22 August, 8am - 12pm


Collaboration Lounge, Level 4
New Horizons Research Centre
20 Research Way, Clayton Campus
Monash University

Please email Anitha Kannan ( to register your interest.

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