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Don't miss it! Data Access Support Hub webinar

Are you a researcher seeking administrative health data from more than one province or territory? Learn how HDRN Canada'a Data Access Support Hub (DASH) can help you navigate the multi-regional data access process at our free webinar on WEDNESDAY, JULY 26. Register here.

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Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Coordinator

Are you passionate about Indigenous cultural competency in health research? HDRN Canada is hiring an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Coordinator to support our Pragmatic Trials Training Program. Apply by WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 (Job ID: 31792).

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Call for Public Advisory Council members

Do you know any young adults interested in having input into public decisions about health data? HDRN Canada is recruiting youth between the ages of 18-28 to join our Public Advisory Council, which advises on a range of topics related to health data. Apply online by FRIDAY, JULY 28.

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Big IDEAs about Health Data: Race & ethnicity in data

HDRN Canada's Big IDEAs About Health Data Speaker Series launches THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 with Tatiana Kim, manager of Anti-Racism Data Projects for BC Stats, discussing the government's new Guide on Categorial Race & Ethnicity VariablesRegister here.

Upcoming Events

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Answering the Call to Métis Wellness in Saskatchewan | JULY 28 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM CT

Presented by the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, this webinar discusses the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan's approach to health and wellness. Learn about programs and services developed to address Métis social determinants of health.


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Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research | AUGUST 23 - DECEMBER 13

The Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate is a unique training opportunity developed by AbSPORU to increase the knowledge and skills of clinical trial professionals across Alberta.


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OSSU Research Day | SEPTEMBER 28 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit hosts its 2023 Research Day, a free, hybrid event featuring discussion panels on Ontario’s emerging learning health system, health data access, child health focused patient-oriented research and patient experiences with partnering on health research.


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Working with Administrative Data | SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

This course developed by Population Data BC and University of Victoria examines the basics of administrative data: where they come from, how they can be used for research, and the skills needed to work with them. It also reviews related privacy and ethics issues.


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Putting Patients First 2023 | OCTOBER 24

Learn about patient-oriented research and how we can build a provincial health care system that centres patients and families at BC SUPPORT's annual Putting Patients First conference. Registration is free and open to all.


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The SHARE Summit | NOVEMBER 10

The SHARE Summit is a showcase for applied health research in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sessions will cover the latest work from Quality of Care NL, NL SUPPORT and others. Registration details coming soon!


News from Across the Network

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Manitoba to collect race, Indigenous identity data

The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation has partnered with Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing to collect race, ethnicity and Indigenous identity data in health care facilities and programs in Manitoba. Learn more.

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ICES releases new evidence-focused strategic plan

ICES has released its new strategic plan, Evidence. For Everyone. Listen to ICES CEO and HDRN Canada Executive member Dr. Michael Schull discuss the new plan, focused on discovery, scientific excellence and impact through world-leading research and analytics.

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A portrait of senior women in Québec

What are differences between women and men aged 65 and over? The Institut de la statistique du Québec has released Portrait des femmes aînées au Québec, which examines the lives of senior women from personal, family, community and social perspectives. 

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College graduates in the New Brunswick workforce

NB-IRDT has published two reports in a series focused on building a comprehensive body of knowledge of community college graduates in New Brunswick. The first report focuses on the mobility and retention of graduates. The second report investigates graduates' earnings. 

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Measuring quality of life at work for service providers

A new project by Unité de soutien SSA Québec provides a systematic review of available instruments for measuring the quality of life at work for health care and social service workers. The study identifies common instruments and explores their characteristics. 

In the Media

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Understanding the impacts of long COVID

In a recent CBC article, HDRN Canada Lead Dr. Alan Katz discusses his research on long COVID. Looking at data from the medical records of Manitobans, the research is focused on understanding how many people are affected by long COVID and who is at greatest risk.

Funding Opportunities

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CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network Emerging Scholars Grant is a $1200 award for PhD students undertaking research in Research Data Centres at Canadian universities to develop expertise in data analysis and research. The deadline to apply is MONDAY, JULY 31.

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PHAC announces Open Call for Letters of Intent

The Public Health Agency of Canada is seeking to fund research that investigates the transmission dynamics of respiratory infectious disease, aiming to inform federal policy and recommendations for public health measures. Read the Call for Letters of Intent for more details. 


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Data Management & Mobilization Leader

Do you have experience leading projects that include data quality, data linkage and working with complex databases? Providence Health Care is recruiting a Data Management and Mobilization Leader to develop a comprehensive data strategy. Apply here.

In Case You Missed It!

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Canadian Health Information Podcast: Palliative Care in Canada

Watch CIHI's recent episode of the Canadian Health Information Podcast, featuring Dr. Naheed Dosani. The episode explores the future of palliative care in Canada and the critical role it plays in health care.


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Routinely Collected Data for Health and Social Services Research

In a recent webinar, HDRN Canada Executive Dr. Nathan Nickel offered an overview of routinely collected data for health and social services research and discussed how health data can be used to inform health policies and decisions.