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Provision of HA data for Research

The Hospital Authority (HA) has in place a mechanism for handling external data requests for academic research - the Central Panel on Administrative Assessment of External Data Requests will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis. Our aim is to facilitate and support academic research through provision of HA data for researchers’ off-site use where appropriate, provided that we could strike a balance between data disclosure and personal data privacy protection when providing clinical data to third parties.


Factors including personal data privacy issues, relevance of the requested data to the study purpose, data availability, data limitations and the resources involved in extracting the data will be taken into account when assessing each data request. A charge will be levied to cover all additional staff cost incurred in providing the data according to the agreed data requirements.



Last revision date: 07 May 2019

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