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Enabling Data Linkage to Maximise the Value of Public Health Research Data

13 May 2015

This project was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust on behalf of the Public Health Research Data Forum. It aimed to identify the gains to public health research from linking existing data sources, the opportunities in and barriers to such data linking, and how these barriers could be overcome. The objective was to deliver a set of practical recommendations for realising the gains from data linkage.

The project team, including Julie Mytton and Toity Deave, brought together researchers from the University of the West of England (United Kingdom), the DataFirst initiative at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and the Centre for Injury Prevention Research, Bangladesh.  The summary and full report March 2015.


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