Pioneers in Data Linkage
and Innovation

Improving outcomes for the Western Australian community by putting linked data at the core of decision-making and research

Our Services

We provide a range of services to facilitate access to linked data for approved purposes, including medical research and service evaluation.

Data Collections

We have linked over 150 million records from 50 routinely linked datasets, creating one of the most comprehensive linkage systems in the world.

Accessing Data

Linked data can be requested for ethically approved research, planning, and evaluation projects for the benefit of our community.

Resources

We have a range of resources available to help you understand the linkage process, available datasets, ethical requirements, and our application process.

Data Linkage Strategy

The WA Health Data Linkage Strategy 2022-24, launched by the Honourable Minister Stephen Dawson in May 2023, is a plan to reform, modernise, simplify and improve access to health data, informing research that will ultimately benefit patients and the Western Australian community. See our Roadmap to learn more about Strategic projects and initiatives.

Support evolving needs of linked data users

Ensure compliance with legislation and policies

Lead strategic projects and infrastructure development

Improve scope, affordability and value of linked data

Support research community in Western Australia

Privacy

We are committed to maintaining privacy, and have developed and deployed multiple privacy protocols to ensure best practice procedures are supported at all stages of data integration and delivery.

Security

The use of personal information requires strict technological and physical security measures.

Ethics

The Department of Health WA Human Research Ethics Committee has responsibility for oversight of the use and disclosure of personal health information.

Contact Us

The Client Services team is here to help with any questions or concerns you might have – get in touch today to see how we can work together to help make your project a reality.

Research Data Related Queries

Non-Research Data Related Queries

Collaborating Institutions

Government of Western Australia Department of Health
University of Western Australia
Telethon Kids Institute

Data Linkage Services WA acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters around Boorloo/Perth where we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who live and work on this land.

The Department of Health is currently seeking two Senior Project Officers to join the Data and Information Systems business unit. This is an amazing opportunity to join the project team behind the Data Linkage Strategy.

The role requires skills in strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement, and project management. If this sounds like you, apply to our recruitment pool today

Applications close on 26 February 2024 at 4pm (AWST).