VAHI’s data linking capabilities were greatly expanded when the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage (CVDL) joined VAHI in early 2021. 

The CVDL creates and maintains linkages via its Victorian Linkage Map and the Integrated Data Resource (IDR). The IDR is a de-identified linked data asset of health, human services and other administrative and clinical datasets. The CVDL provides data linkage services for both researchers and government organisations. 

The CVDL also provides evidence-based insights to improve planning and service delivery, develops new data linkage capacity and facilitates opportunities for Victorian researchers to undertake innovative, world- class research using linkable data drawn from existing datasets. 

For more information on the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage or to discuss a linkage request, please contact [email protected]