Population Health Research Unit - Dalhousie University
Database System, Data Linkage
Using Our ServicesThe PHRU Database System provides efficient and effective access to a comprehensive data set which creates unique opportunities for population health and service utilization research in Nova Scotia. The system provides information resources that are at the leading edge of the North American population health community. Staff within PHRU will provide expert services for data interpretation and explanation.
To ensure fair and equitable access to the databases and to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the data, all users are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. All access to PHRU data is governed by this agreement.
The linkage of PHRU data to external research data sets requires special protocols to ensure the security of the Department of Health procedure for encrypting patient identifiers and to protect the confidentiality of subjects. Microdata and data linkage in the form of customized research files may be released to researchers upon approval of the PHRU Data Access Committee. All such data files will be rendered anonymous and subjected to special release conditions.
To utilize PHRU data and to obtain a quote, you must proceed through the following 9 step process:
, Database System