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2018 Community AGM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2018

On September 28, 2018, PolicyWise will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Matrix Hotel in the Quartz Ballroom. This will be a community event to share the work we’ve done this past year to our community members…

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Keeping in Touch Newsletters

Posted on: Aug 7, 2018

Keep up with PolicyWise by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter and other updates. Access our past newsletters here: 2018 Summer Spring Winter 2017 Fall Summer Spring Winter 2016 Fall Summer Spring Winter 2015 Fall Summer Spring Winter If you would…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018 SAGE Secondary Data Use Grant Winners

Posted on: Aug 1, 2018

We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2018 Secondary Data Use Grant competition! Join us in congratulating the following winners: Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, will be accessing AOF data to conduct…

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EVENT: Support Needs and Service Pathways for Parents with Learning Difficulties – August 21, 2018

Posted on: Jul 24, 2018

On August 21, participate in the free University of Alberta lunch & learn event, “Support Needs and Service Pathways for Parents with Learning Difficulties.” Learn more about the latest research on parents with learning difficulties and the Support Needs and…

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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 right) 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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