International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN)

ICES is a member of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), which facilitates communication between centres that specialize in data linkage and users of the linked data. The producers and users alike are committed to the systematic application of data linkage to produce community benefit in the population and health-related domains.

Over 30 participants from Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand attended the 2008 inaugural meeting of the network (then known as the International Health Data Linkage Network), which was held in London, UK and hosted by the National Health Service. The network now boasts over 220 members.

Every two years, directorship of the network moves sites. Population Data BC held the directorial role for 2013-2014. In January 2015, Swansea University will assume the directorship and has announced that the network's next conference will be held in Cardiff, Wales from July 20-22, 2016.

For more information, visit IPDLN.