University of Adelaide/ SA NT DataLink Joint Venture: Linkage Credits to Support Research Using Linked Clinical/Service Data

The University of Adelaide is a Member of the SA NT DataLink Joint Venture. SA NT DataLink are the authorised data linkage unit for SA and the NT and are able to facilitate access for researchers to deidentified administrative data collected by government. These data include registrar general, social, health, and education records.

Data Linkage, also known as record linkage, provides the ability to integrate and analyse individual level data across a broad range of datasets for ethically approved research studies. SA NT DataLink have access to over 50 data sources, and its team of Metadata and Research Advisors are able to work with you to consider a research proposal and methodology seeking linked data. Data already linked by SA NT DataLink is able to be provided expediently once the research study and proposal has been approved.

For more information, please liaise with SA NT DataLink at

Apply for Linkage Credits

Each year, funding is made available through the University Research Office to cover the cost of accessing linked and integrated data for ethically approved research. These “linkage credits” are available to University academic staff in order to conduct ethically approved research studies via SA NT DataLink.

If you intend to conduct linkage studies during the 2019 calendar year and would like to apply to use University of Adelaide linkage credits, we ask that you notify us using the application form below:

Due Date for Applications

The 2019 round of University funding for research studies seeking to use linkage data in 2019 closes 10 June 2019.

Please submit your application form to to

Further Information

For further information or questions on the linked data please email or call 8302 1604.

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