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New initiative to improve health data access for researchers

Health researchers will now be able to access data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources more easily, thanks to the Data Access Support Hub (DASH).

Today, the Health Data Research Network (HDRN) launched DASH, a one-stop shop for researchers to request access to data from more than one jurisdiction. This initiative is made possible through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) which is a collection of funding partnerships between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and health charities.

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Launch of the Data Access Support Hub (DASH)

Today, the SPOR Canadian Data Platform launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for researchers to request access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources.

By offering a single access point and coordinated support for multi-jurisdictional data requests, DASH streamlines the way researchers request data and offers a clear point of contact for ongoing assistance.

SPOR Data Platform Announcement

Formal Launch of the SPOR Canadian Data Platform

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Canadian Data Platform.

This groundbreaking initiative is a single portal through which researchers will be able to request access to a multitude of administrative, clinical, and social data from various sources from across the country.