National health research data catalogue: Queensland node launch – 23 October 2023

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On 18 July the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) launched Health Data Australia (HDA), a new national catalogue making sharing and requesting access to data from health studies easier. The catalogue for sharing clinical trial data was co-designed by the ARDC, experts and representatives from the Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) network. HeSANDA is a national network of 72 health research organisations working collaboratively as 9 nodes – including the Queensland node – to give researchers better access to health data.

Queensland node launch

On 23 October 2023, Health Translation Queensland will officially launch the Queensland node. At this event, Queensland’s health research community will find out about:

  • background and aims of the HeSANDA project
  • what Health Data Australia is
  • why data sharing is important
  • how a clinical triallist in Queensland can upload trials into the Queensland node so this data is identifiable in Health Data Australia.

Professor Andrew Morris, Director at Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), will also give a talk on the UK's health data system and outline the benefits of data sharing.

Who is this event for?

This launch event will be of interest to Queensland’s health research community, including:

  • researchers
  • clinical trialists
  • research support staff
  • librarians
  • Directors of Research.

Event details

Date: Monday 23 October 2023


  • Lunch from 12:00pm for in-person attendees
  • Online from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Afternoon tea & networking from 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Mayne Medical School, 288 Herston Road, Herston, Queensland

Format: This is a hybrid event delivered in person and online.
A Zoom invitation will be emailed upon registration.


Register your attendance via Eventbrite:

  • For in-person attendance by 12:00pm, Monday 16 October 2023
  • For online attendance by 11:30am, Monday 23 October 2023


12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch (for in-person delegates)
1:00pm–1:05pmDr David Hansen, CSIRO AEHRC CEO
Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
1:05pm–1:15pmProfessor John Prins, HTQ Executive Director
HTQ and the importance of Sharing Data
1:15pm–1:45pmProfessor Andrew Morris, CBE MD FRCP FRSE FMedSci Director, Health Data Research UK
Gearing an entire country for health data science

Dr Kristan Kang, ARDC
Health Data Australia


Kathy Dallest, Senior Health Informatician, QCIF
Queensland node

2:15pm–2:25pmDr David Hansen, CSIRO AEHRC CEO
HTQ’s digital work program
2:30pm–3:00pmAfternoon tea (for in-person delegates)


If you have any queries about the event please email

Further details

For further details on the project visit our HeSANDA project webpage.

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