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Applying advanced analytics to big data—including the millions of records generated routinely by health services, clinical data captured at the point-of-care, and data generated by the population at large through technologies such as wearable devices and social media—in order to enhance health and wellbeing.

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Competitive advantage

  • Internationally recognised expertise across the following capability areas:
  • Data science, data analytics, biostatistics, epidemiology and bioinformatics
  • Ethical, legal and policy frameworks relevant to using health big data
  • Secure management, sharing, curation and stewardship of health big data
  • Developing and delivering training in health data analytics
  • Communicating complex research findings through multiple modalities, including data visualisation, technical reports, plain-English briefings, multimedia products and social media


Bringing together researchers, consumers, clinicians, industry and government to frame relevant research questions, generate research designs that apply to real-world contexts, and commit to implementing the research and its findings.

Successful outcomes

  • Analysis of Healthdirect telephone helpline records, to identify whether people followed advice and the outcomes
  • Analysis of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment data to determine chances of success
  • Analysis of data for NSW children showing a later school start has clear developmental benefits

Capabilities and facilities

E-Research Institutional Cloud Architecture (ERICA) secure cloud-based platform for research using sensitive microdata.

Our partners

  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Healthdirect Australia
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
  • New Zealand Ministry of Health
  • NPS MedicineWise
  • Prospection Pty Ltd
  • Janssen Pty Ltd