Data linkage: accessing data

When you first contact the AIHW Data Integration Services Centre, you will be assigned a Project Manager who will guide you through the linkage journey. 

Visit our Researcher resources for information about national datasets and helpful tips to assist you along the linkage pathway.

There are two compulsory steps to the data linkage process:

Please note that the AIHW Ethics Committee will only consider linkage projects that have undergone a technical assessment by the Data Integration Services Centre.

Please leave plenty of time for the technical assessment. Although the Data Integration Services Centre will make every effort to progress your project as quickly as possible, we cannot guarantee that all projects will be assessed in time for submission to an up-coming AIHW Ethics Committee meeting.

Please begin both the technical assessment and ethics approval process early on.

Please contact the AIHW Data Integration Services Centre at [email protected].

An estimate of the costs associated with linkage can be requested at any time. A final quotation will be issued once the technical assessment has been completed.