SA-NT DataLink
Supporting health, social and economic research, education and policy in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Published Papers

A list of published research study papers using the PHRN data linkage infrastructure of which SA NT DataLink is a part can be found on the PHRN website.

In July 2020 SA NT DataLink conducted an empirical review of the linkage quality within the Master Linkage File for SA and NT. The October 2020 report determined a 99.6% accuracy (0.4% false positive rate) with an upper bound of the 95% confidence interval rate at 0.9%, whilst the false negative or missed link rate was at 0.8% with an upper bound on the error rate at 1.7%.   

Please refer to the 12 October 2020 published SA NT DataLink Master Linkage File - Linkage Quality Assurance Report.

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) published the 2018 positioning paper on using Data Linkage for VET Research; describing the opportunitues, challenges and principles.

SA NT DataLink faciliated the nationwide survey and publishing of the 2017 report on 'High Value Datasets for Linkage'.

For copies of published journal articles using SA NT DataLink's Infrastructure, please contact