The Integrated Data Infrastructure: New Zealand’s bold data experiment Event as iCalendar

07 April 2017

1:30 - 2:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute – Room 505-003

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

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Dr Barry Milne

Speaker: Dr Barry Milne

Senior Research Fellow
Acting Director of the COMPASS Research Centre, University of Auckland

The Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is a collection of de-identified administrative datasets (e.g. on health events, justice contacts, education enrolments, tax paid) that have been linked at the person-level for the whole New Zealand population. IDI is made available for research purposes under the strict conditions of the Statistics New Zealand datalab. Initial users of the IDI have tended to come from the government sector, but now a large number of researchers are analyzing data from the IDI from academia as well as government. In this talk I will describe the IDI, its construction, its legal and ethical underpinnings, the development of protections against privacy and confidentiality breaches, and how it can be used to answer research questions around health and development.

About the speaker: Dr Barry Milne is a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director of the COMPASS Research Centre.  He has a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Otago, and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from Kings College London. His main interests are in longitudinal and life-course research, and in the use of large administrative datasets to answer policy and research questions.