Launch of the Data Access Support Hub (DASH)

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Today, the SPOR Canadian Data Platform launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for researchers to request access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources.

By offering a single access point and coordinated support for multi-jurisdictional data requests, DASH streamlines the way researchers request data and offers a clear point of contact for ongoing assistance.

"DASH makes it easier for researchers to get the data they need," said Dr. Kim McGrail, Scientific Director. "For the first time, they will be able to request data from multiple jurisdictions all through one centralized process. We are proud to work with our partner data centres across the country to support research that improves health outcomes for all Canadians."

Researchers can now sign up for a DASH account and view datasets which are available for request through the platform. In this first phase, requests from SPOR Support Units and Networks, as well as recipients of Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT) grants, will be prioritized.