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 The Health Data Nexus

The Health Data Nexus is T-CAIREM's unique online platform for health data that emphasizes patient privacy and security, provides transparent and speedy access, and simplifies data discovery and analysis.

Visit the Health Data Nexus

We’re looking for promising datasets to host on our platform. There are several benefits for researchers who contribute data:
• Broader visibility, including targeted workshops and courses
• A cloud-native platform with no data egress possible, giving greater control over data governance
• Data-use statistics that provide useful reporting information for funding agencies
• A centralized model allowing the sharing of developed tools and curated derivations of the data
• A citable dataset that supports career advancement.

Dataset access follows a strict process including credentialing of researchers, training in research with human participants, and signing of a data-use agreement drafted according to specifications from the data contributor.

For more information about submitting a dataset, please contact:
January Adams
Data Governance and Quality Analyst 
Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM)

T-CAIREM's Data Infrastructure

Data infrastructure is a core pillar of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In collaboration with our partners, T-CAIREM is establishing a dedicated data environment to facilitate research and education initiatives.
The sensitive nature of healthcare data requires special precautions, which are often outside an individual researcher's expertise. Our Infrastructure team has developed a safe, scalable and secure data environment that will create a foundation for innovative AI applications of the future.

T-CAIREM's Data Environment Principles

  • Our platform helps analyze patient data while respecting an individual's privacy. 
    The platform stores only de-identified data in order to protect individuals from identification. Strong encryption and careful data stewardship ensure the housed datasets can only be accessed by credentialed researchers who have undergone training in human subjects research. 
  • Our platform provides researchers with transparent, inclusive and speedy access.
    In the past, accessing medical data has been challenging for researchers. In contrast, the requirements for data access on our platform will be made clear to researchers and the general public, empowering users from diverse disciplines to use the collected data for the public good.
  • Our platform is flexible and frictionless to facilitate data discovery and analysis.
    Our team is committed to creating an agnostic and scalable environment which can support the broad range of research activities that constitute modern medical science.

Connect With Us 

The T-CAIREM data platform wouldn't be possible without our visionary partners who are making their data available. If you have a health-related dataset you'd like to share, we'd love to discuss the possibility of including it on the T-CAIREM platform. If you’re a researcher interested in analyzing the data, or an educator who'd like to use it for teaching, become a T-CAIREM member.