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International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN)

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2020 Conference Update

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPDLN 2020 conference will not proceed as planned on October 27-29 in Adelaide, Australia. For more information and updates, visit the IPDLN website.

About the IPDLN

The IPDLN facilitates communication between centres that specialize in data linkage and users of 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. Participants from Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand attended the 2008 inaugural meeting of the IPDLN (then known as the IHDLN), held in London, UK and hosted by the Research and Development Directorate of the National Health Service. The IPDLN now boasts over 400 members.

International Journal of Population Data Science

The International Journal of Population Data Science, is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles “on all aspects of research, development and evaluation connected with data about people and populations.” The creation of the IJPDS was inspired by the IPDLN.The journal has a regular section for topics of particular interest to the IPDLN sub-edited by the director(s) of the network. The inaugural edition features an editorial by Dr. Michael Schull, ICES CEO, and Dr. William Ghali, Director of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, on the opportunities inherent in the growing network.