RCP e-News August 2016

The Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database (NSAPD) is a provincial resource administered by the Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia and frequently receives requests for access to this valuable data from clinicians, managers and health care planners. RCP’s website has a number of tools that clearly describe the application process for accessing data from the NSAPD.

Additionally, RCP would like to share that Dr. Jennifer Payne has created a helpful presentation that highlights the essential principles when applying for access to any database for research purposes. Among her many roles Dr. Payne is Co-Chair of the Maritime Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit –MSSU Data & Privacy Advisory Committee.

Topics in this presentation include:

  • Objectives of the data access application process;
  • How to describe the required data necessary for a project; &
  • Tips and tricks to facilitate a smooth application process.

You may find it helpful to view the presentation in advance of making a data access request. It can be viewed as a Special Training Workshop on the Maritime SPOR Support Unit website via Adobe Connect and in PDF.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the RCP office at rcp@iwk.nshealth.ca.

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