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Current HREC approvals for ALSWH data linkage

HREC Name and
NHMRC code
ALSWH Protocol #Approval dateExpiry dateCoverageCohorts*
The University of Newcastle HREC
EC00144
(ratified by The University of Queensland HREC
EC00456/7)
H-2011-0371
(2012/HE000132)
07/08/201431/12/2025ALSWH Data linkage Project
(all collections, subject to external jurisdictional approvals)
All women
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare HREC
EC00103
EC2020/3/1115
- subsumes:
EC2012/1/12
EO2013/1/7
EO2014/3/110
16/08/2020

12/04/2012
27/03/2013
31/01/2014
31/12/2030Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
National Aged Care Data Collection
DVA Aged Care and Repatriation-MBS/PBS
Australian Cancer Database
National Death Index (NDI)
All women
EO2017/1/3427/03/201731/12/2025Mothers and their Children's Health (MatCH) Substudy:
AEDC
NAPLAN
Children of
1973-78
Departments of Defence and Veterans' Affairs HREC
EC00460
EO14/02219/12/201423/06/2024DVA Aged Care data
Repatriation-MBS/PBS
1921-26
(25% have records)
1946-51
(1% have records)
Services Australia External Request Evaluation CommitteeRMS200117/02/2022Mothers and their Children’s Healthcare Experiences (MatCHES) Substudy
MBS
PBS
Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
Children of
1989-95
RMS2107Cohort Refresh:
MBS
PBS
1973-78
NSW Population and Health Services Research Ethics Committee
EC00410
2019/ETH01837
(formerly 2011/11/357)
03/01/201231/12/2025NSW data linkage
Queensland data linkage (from 13/04/2018)
All women
ACT Health HREC
EC00100
ETH.6.13.14801/07/201331/07/2026ACT data linkage
Victorian data linkage except VPDC (from 22/08/2018)
SA data linkage (from 19/09/2020; formerly HREC/12/SAH/91)
NT data linkage (from 27/05/2021; formerly 2018-3017)
All women
Calvary Bruce Public HREC
EC00105
21-202024/11/2020OngoingACT Emergency Department Data Collection All women
Austin Health HREC
EC00204
HREC/18/ Austin/16317/07/2018OngoingVIC Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC)All women
Dept of Health WA HREC
EC00422
RGS 4844
(formerly RGS 2853; 2015/47)
16/08/202116/08/2024WA data linkageAll women
Tasmanian Health & Medical HREC
EC00337
H001719219/04/201819/04/2023TAS data linkageAll women
View the list of current data collections, custodians and data linkage units Go to page
View HREC approvals for ALSWH internal data collections Go to page
HREC = Human Research Ethics Committee
* Women who have opted out of health record linkage are excluded from data requests.