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SAGE Summer Studentship 2018

Posted on: Jun 15, 2018

Congratulations to Samantha Tram, Anika Winn, Genna DiPinto, and Newsha Mahinpey (pictured below from left to write) who were awarded the 2018 SAGE Studentship! The focus of this Studentship is to train students on data analytics, data management, data sharing,…

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What do parents think about sharing their child’s research data?

Posted on: May 30, 2018

AUTHORS: Kiran Pohar Manhas, Shawn X Dodd, Stacey Page, Nicole Letourneau, Xinjie Cui, and Suzanne Tough   Many funders, institutions and journals now insist that researchers share data from completed studies to enable new research questions to be answered, especially…

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Open Houses in June!

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Come visit us in our new spaces as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of PolicyWise! This will be a community event to thank you for your continued support throughout the years. At each open house, we will be showcasing some…

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SAGE Secondary Data Use grant – now closed!

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018

Our SAGE Secondary Data Use grant is now officially closed. We at PolicyWise would like to thank everyone for their interest and applications. We will be reviewing the submissions over the next few months and contacting the grant recipients directly…

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LinkWise: A Modern Privacy Preserving Record Linkage Software

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

LinkWise is a data linkage software product created by PolicyWise for Children & Families to link population-level data. It follows a probabilistic data linkage model and supports clear-text (unencrypted) and privacy preserving (encrypted) record linkage. The clear-text technique is a…

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The All Our Families cohort: understanding development across the lifecourse by Mary Canning

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

SAGE and All Our Families (AOF) are excited to announce that new data from the AOF study is now available through SAGE, just in time for our SAGE Secondary Data Use Grant. Researchers can now apply to use the AOF…

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Data Byte #1802: An Insight into Child Intervention Clients’ Mental Health

Posted on: Feb 5, 2018

Did you know… among children and youth who received Child Intervention services in Alberta (aged 0 to 22), 1 in 5 used mental health services between 2005/06 and 2010/11. View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise…

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Data Byte #1801: An Insight into Post-Secondary Students’ Mental Health

Posted on: Jan 12, 2018

Did you know…among post-secondary students in Alberta (aged 18 to 25) using mental health services between 2005/06 and 10/11, 1 in 5 received an injury/harm diagnosis. View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise for Children…

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New publication in The Philanthropist

Posted on: Jan 2, 2018

Kiran Pohar Manhas, and PolicyWise staff Jason Lau and Xinjie Cui recently published an article titled “Sharing Data and Protecting Privacy: A Case Study from Alberta” in The Philanthropist. This article is a shorter, peer-reviewed portion of a full report titled “Law…

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Data Byte #1701: An Insight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Educational Achievement

Posted on: Dec 15, 2017

Did you know… nearly half of young Albertans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder were meeting or exceeding educational expectations between 2005/06 and 2010/11? View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise for Children and Families manages…

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