Facilitating Data Access

We aim to make data more readily accessible to researchers - like you! Through partnerships with AHS and other external collaborators, CHI is able to facilitate access to high quality, relevant data that can be used to support research and drive innovations. 

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Data Access

The Centre for Health Informatics opened it’s doors to advance and innovate health informatics for Precision Health through timely data access, data analytics, linkage and coding. We are leaders in health care research due to our ability to facilitate data access through our multiple partnerships with industry leaders and health care providers.

Our unique role within the Cumming School of Medicine allows us to leverage data for robust and impactful research.

Continue reading to learn more about our data sets and how to get started.

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Accessing Health Data for Research in Alberta

See the CHI Data Roadmap

Available Data Sets

Through partnerships with AHS and other external collaborators, CHI is able to facilitate access to high quality, relevant data that can be used to support research and drive innovations.

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All data assets

Compare features of all the available datasets with our interactive dashboard!

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AHS data assets

For a more detailed description of the top 9 most commonly requested AHS datasets

External data assets

External data assets

For a more detailed description of the data assets available through our external partnerships

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Requesting Data

If a research study utilizes or involves AHS resources, it is recommended that the research team have early dialogue with the a member of the AHS Health Systems Access (HSA) team to discuss database selection. It is helpful for the research team to have the following information on hand:

1. A description of the research question in lay language

2. Inclusion and exclusion criteria

3. Number of subjects needed and timeframe for study activities

If the research study requires data extraction services and the research team is unsure of how to source the data contact research.administration@ahs.ca.