April 20, 2017 The International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) launched the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) on April 19. IJPDS is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that will publish articles “on all aspects of research, development and evaluation connected with data about people and populations.” The inaugural edition features an editorial by Dr. Michael Schull, ICES president and CEO, and Dr. William Ghali, director of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, on the opportunities inherent in the growing network. About the IPDLN Now with 400 members and growing, the IPDLN facilitates communication between international research centres that specialize in data linkage and users of linked data. ICES and the O’Brien Institute assumed co-directorship of the IPDLN for 2017-2018. IPDLN 2018 Conference Every two years, the IPDLN leads an international conference. The next conference will be held in September 2018 at the Banff Centre, located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The overall conference themes will build on previous work by IPDLN as well as relevant emerging health data linkage areas.